pentane(redirected from Amyl hydride)
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Any of three colorless, flammable isomeric hydrocarbons, C5H12, derived from petroleum and used as solvents.
(Elements & Compounds) an alkane hydrocarbon having three isomers, esp the isomer with a straight chain of carbon atoms (n-pentane) which is a colourless flammable liquid used as a solvent. Formula: C5H12
a hydrocarbon of the methane series having three liquid isomers, the most important of which, C5H12, is a highly volatile petroleum distillate used as a solvent and an anesthetic.