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al·kane

 (ăl′kān′)
n.
Any member of the alkane series.

alkane

(ˈælkeɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds)
a. any saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon with the general formula CnH2n+2
b. (as modifier): alkane series.

al•kane

(ˈæl keɪn)

n.
any member of the homologous series of saturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having a single covalent bond and the general formula CnH2n + 2, as methane or ethane. Also called paraffin .
[1895–1900; alk (yl) + -ane]

al·kane

(ăl′kān′)
Any of a group of hydrocarbons whose carbon atoms form chains linked by single bonds. Alkanes have the general formula CnH2n+2 and include propane and butane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alkane - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
aliphatic compound - organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
amine, aminoalkane - a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
C2H6, ethane - a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
heptane - a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
hexane - a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
methane - a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
Translations
alkaani
alcane
alcano
アルカン
alkan
alkan
alcano
alkan

alkane

[ˈælkeɪn] nalcano
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