Eth`yl*sul*phu"ric (?) a. Chem.
Pertaining to, or containing, ethyl and sulphuric acid.
Ethylsulphuric acid Chem., an acid sulphate of ethyl, H.C2H5.SO4, produced as a thick liquid by the action of sulphiric acid on alcohol. It appears to be the active catalytic agent in the process of etherification.
© Webster 1913.