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A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2H6, that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless flammable gaseous alkane obtained from natural gas and petroleum: used as a fuel and in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: C2H6
[C19: from eth(yl) + -ane]
a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, of the methane series, present in natural gas, illuminating gas, and crude petroleum: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel gas.
A colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, occurring in natural gas. It is used as a fuel and in refrigeration.
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|Noun||1.||ethane - a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel|
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen