hexane(redirected from N-hexane)
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Any of several isomeric colorless flammable liquid hydrocarbons, C6H14, derived from the fractional distillation of petroleum and used as a solvent and as a working fluid in low-temperature thermometers.
(Chemistry) a liquid alkane existing in five isomeric forms that are found in petroleum and used as solvents, esp the isomer with a straight chain of carbon atoms (n-hexane). Formula: C6H14
[C19: from hexa- + -ane]
any of five isomeric hydrocarbons, some of which are obtained from petroleum.
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|Noun||1.||hexane - a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent|
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)