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Definition of C10H8
C10H8 Naphthalene Naph"tha*lene, n. (Chem.)
A white crystalline aromatic hydrocarbon, C10H8, analogous
to benzene, and obtained by the distillation of certain
bituminous materials, such as the heavy oil of coal tar. It
is the type and basis of a large number of derivatives among
organic compounds. Formerly called also naphthaline.
Naphthalene red (Chem.), a dyestuff obtained from certain
diazo derivatives of naphthylamine, and called also
Naphthalene yellow (Chem.), a yellow dyestuff obtained from
certain nitro derivatives of naphthol.