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nick'el car'bonyl



Chem.
a colorless or yellow, volatile, water-insoluble, poisonous, flammable liquid, Ni(CO)4, obtained by the reaction of nickel and carbon monoxide, and used for nickel-plating. Also called nickel tetracarbonyl.

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