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What is a TRIOXANE ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 20 Mar '13 09:52 am
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Trioxane is a crystalline combustible heterocyclic trimer (CH2O)3 of formaldehyde with an odor resembling chloroform that is depolymerized into formaldehyde by traces of mineral acids . We can also say that
any saturated six-membered heterocycle having three carbon atoms and three oxygen atoms is called a trioxane.In chemistry, it is used as a stable, easily handled source of anhydrous formaldehyde. In acidic solutions, it decomposes to generate three molecules of formaldehyde. It may also be used in polymerization to form acetal resins, such as polyoxymethylene plastic.
Trioxane is combined with hexamine and compressed into solid bars to make hexamine fuel tablets, used by the military and outdoorsmen as a cooking fuel.
1,3,5-Trioxane is a mortician's restorative chemical that maintains the corpse's contours after postmortem tissue constriction
Answered by Josna, 20 Mar '13 11:11 am

 
  
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Trioxane is a white solid with a chloroform-like odor. It is a feedstock for certain types of plastic, is an ingredient in some solid fuel tablet formulas.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 20 Mar '13 10:46 am

 
  
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A solvent
Answered by rajan, 20 Mar '13 10:44 am

 
  
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It is an Organic solvent,C3H6O3.
Answered by Flying Saucer, 20 Mar '13 09:59 am

 
  
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Trioxane refers to any of three isomeric organic compounds composed of a six membered ring with three carbon atoms and three oxygen atoms, having the molecular formula C3H6O3
Answered by aflatoon, 20 Mar '13 09:55 am

 
  
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Trioxane is combined with hexamine and compressed into solid bars to make hexamine fuel tablets, used by the military and outdoorsmen as a cooking fuel.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 20 Mar '13 11:38 am

 
  
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Trioxane is a crystalline combustible heterocyclic trimer (CH2O)3 of formaldehyde with an odor resembling chloroform that is depolymerized into formaldehyde by traces of mineral acids
Answered by Quest, 20 Mar '13 02:29 pm

 
  
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(ch2o)3.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 20 Mar '13 09:54 am

 
  
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