from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of organic compounds formed by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms of a paraffin hydrocarbon with the univalent group, NO2, as in nitromethane, CH3NO2.
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- n. a class of aliphatic organic compounds containing a nitro functional group
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The most easily obtained mixed azo compounds are those formed by the union of a diazonium salt with the potassium or sodium salt of a nitroparaffin (V. Meyer, _Ber. _, 1876, 9, p. 384):