Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Xylene (from Greek ξύλο, xylo, "wood"), xylol or dimethylbenzene is any one of three isomers of dimethylbenzene, or a combination thereof. With the formula (CH3)2C6H4, each of the three compounds has a central benzene ring with two methyl groups attached at substituents. They are all colourless, flammable liquids, some of which are of great industrial value. The mixture is referred to as both xylene and, more precisely, xylenes.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

NB: IN Greek, the letter "Chi" pronounced as in the Scottish LOCH, is written as Χ, χ.
Hence, Χημεία (Cheeméa) = Chemistry.
However, the letter "Xi" pronounced as the "x" in FOX even at the beginning of words, is written as Ξ, ξ.
Hence, Ξυλένιο (Xeelénio) = Xylene!
X is such a problematic letter in English!


  1. Looks like something one wouldn't want in there kitchen. I took part in both ABC Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday.
    Hope you fine the time to stop in for a cup of coffee

  2. Brand names - hadn't thought of that (except Xerox)

  3. Try saying your first sentence fast, three times. :-)

  4. Interesting!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Chemistry... never been my cup of tea ;-) Lets keep it that way..stay on the safe side

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)


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