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CHEM General

CRC Abbreviations

CRC Abbreviations

Ac - acetyl

ace - acetone

acid - acid solutions

alk - alkaline solutions

amorp - amorphous

anh - anhydrous

aq - aqueous

blk - black

brn - brown

bz - benzene

chl - chloroform

col - colorless

conc - concentrated

 

cry - crystals, crystalline

cub - cubic

cyhex - cyclohexane

dec - decomposes

dil - dilute

diox - dioxane

eth - ethyl ether

EtOH - ethanol

exp - explodes, explosive

extrap - extrapolated

flam - flammable

gl - glass, glassy

grn - green

hc - hydrocarbon solvents

hex - hexagonal, hexane

hp - heptane

HT - high temperature

hyd - hydrate

hyg - hygroscopic

i - insoluble in

liq - liquid

LT - low temperature

MeOH - methanol

monocl - monoclinic

octahed - octahedral

oran - orange

orth - orthorhombic

os - organic solvents

peth - petroleum ether

pow - powder

prec - precipitate

pur - purple

py - pyridine

reac - reacts with

refrac - refractory

rhom - rhombohedral

r.t. - room temperature

s - soluble in

silv - silvery

sl - slightly soluble in

soln - solution

sp - sublimation point

stab - stable

subl - sublimes

temp - temperature

tetr - tetragonal

thf - tetrahydrofuran

tol - toluene

tp - triple point

trans - transition, transformation

tricl - triclinic

trig - trigonal

unstab - unstable

viol - violet

visc - viscous

vs - very soluble in

wh - white

xyl - xylene

yel - yellow