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the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water

any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom

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a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves

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That it may be a change in the conducting medium, in that infinitely fine ether which extends from star to star and pervades the whole universe.
You don't imagine that he seriously believes all this nonsense about a change in the ether and a danger to the human race?
If it pleases you to believe this rigmarole about ether and Fraunhofer's lines upon the spectrum, do so by all means, but do not ask one who is older and wiser than yourself to share in your folly.
Do you for an instant suppose that there is an English ether and a Sumatran ether?
But it does not take much common sense to see that, as we seem to know so little about ether, it might be affected by some local conditions in various parts of the world and might show an effect over there which would only develop later with us.
precipitation of matter from ether -- whose existence is proved by the
The Sadara Butyl Glycol Ethers plant produces multiple grades of liquid derivatives including Butoxy Glycol Ether, Butoxy DiGlycol Ether, Butoxy Tri Glycol Ether and Butoxy Poly Glycol Ether.
Glycol ethers have been widely used since the 1960s as solvents and stabilizers in a variety of personal, household, and industrial products.
HBCDD is the latest in a series of brominated flame retardants to be prohibited under Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 and includes the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE) such as hexabromodiphenyl ether, heptabromodiphenyl ether, tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether.
The second one is a synthesis involving Friedel-Crafts type electrophilic substitution polycondensation of aromatic ethers and diaroyl chlorides, in which a diaryl ketone linkage is obtained [18-23], Normally, the synthesis involving nucleophilic aromatic substitution is performed at 300[degrees]C and even higher temperatures.
IO Bitcoin exchange launched trading Ethers, currency used by the Ethereum decentralised platform that runs smart contracts.
Qin, Synthesis,O2-binding Ability and Catalytic Oxidation Performance of cobalt(II) Complexes with Dihydroxamic Acid Functionalized N-pivot Lariat Ethers, Chin.
USPRwire, Wed Apr 08 2015] Europe N-Butanol Market By Applications (Butyl Acrylate, Butyl Acetate, Glycol Ethers, and Others) & Geography-Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019
At a presentation by Metcalfe at the National Computer Conference, gone were the different ethers of the radio and telephone.
The researchers subjected the rum extracts and rum ethers to both gas chromatography-olfactometry and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry so that they could identify any volatile compounds that were present.