hexane

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hex·ane

 (hĕk′sān′)
n.
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.

hexane

(ˈhɛkseɪn)
n
(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]

hex•ane

(ˈhɛk seɪn)

n.
any of five isomeric hydrocarbons, some of which are obtained from petroleum.
[< Greek héx six + -ane]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
Translations
Hexan
heksaani
hexane
heksan
hexan
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