In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In one method, naphthalene is oxidized with vanadium pentoxide to give phthalic anhydride.
- The raw materials for today's dyes are mainly aromatic hydrocarbons: benzene, toluene, naphthalene, anthracene, pyrene, and others.
- Common aromatic compounds other than benzene include toluene, naphthalene, and anthracene, all of which are present in coal tar or creosote.
- Pyrene can be absorbed through the skin, the respiratory tract, and the gastrointestinal tract, whereas naphthalene is mainly absorbed by inhalation.
- The 500th report is on ordinary naphthalene, the principle ingredient in mothballs and the familiar odor in millions of closets filled with winter's woolens.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.