1. phosgene

noun. a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay; used in chemical warfare.


  • leaded gasoline

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Sentences with phosgene

1. Noun, singular or mass
Charcoal was the first line of defense, but the soda lime absorbed weaponized gases such as phosgene that were unaffected by the charcoal.

2. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
When determining the formal charge of a molecule such as CoCl2 (phosgene gas), you need to know the number of valence electrons for each atom and the Lewis structure of the molecule.