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eth·ane

 (ĕth′ān′)
n.
A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2H6, that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.

ethane

(ˈiːθeɪn; ˈɛθ-)
n
(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]

eth•ane

(ˈɛθ eɪn)

n.
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.
[1870–75; eth (yl) + -ane]

eth·ane

(ĕth′ān′)
A colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, occurring in natural gas. It is used as a fuel and in refrigeration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethane - a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
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The delegation members said that Ethane was a smart, cost-effective and environment friendly fuel as it burnt with up to 80 percent fewer emissions as compared to oil and coal and was suitable especially for areas not served by natural gas lines.
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