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bu·tane

 (byo͞o′tān′)
n.
Either of two isomers of a gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, produced synthetically from petroleum and used as a household fuel, refrigerant, and aerosol propellant and in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.

butane

(ˈbjuːteɪn; bjuːˈteɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gaseous alkane that exists in two isomeric forms, both of which occur in natural gas. The stable isomer, n-butane, is used mainly in the manufacture of rubber and fuels (such as Calor Gas). Formula: C4H10
[C19: from but(yl) + -ane]

bu•tane

(ˈbyu teɪn, byuˈteɪn)

n.
a colorless, flammable gas, C4H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and as fuel.
[1870–75]

bu·tane

(byo͞o′tān′)
An organic compound, C4H10, found in natural gas and produced from petroleum. Butane is used as a fuel, refrigerant, and propellant in aerosol cans.

butyl (byo͞o′təl) adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
Translations
butan
butaani
bútan
butan
butan
butan

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn]
A. Nbutano m (US) (for camping) → camping gas m
B. CPD butane gas Ngas m butano

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butane m

butane

nButan nt

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butano
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Additionally, the influence of admixing ethane, propane, n-butane or hydrogen is implemented, enabling the calculation of binary CNG substitutes.
Additional samples were prepared by blending denatured ethanol, winter Conventional Before Oxygenate Blending (CBOB) gasoline, and n-butane.
Users of the tool simply enter LNG composition information such as nitrogen, methane, ethane, propane, and n-butane, and the tool calculates a PKI methane number, which can be matched with the engine specification.
This can be explained using the density temperature diagram of n-butane, which is shown in Figure 7.
More than two-thirds of Russian butadiene capacities are based on n-butane rather than on ethylene.
According to the thermal (or exergy) efficiency, eleven examined working fluids can be sorted from high to low performances as: cyclohexane, n-hexane, R-113, n-pentane and Iso-pentane, R-245fa, n-butane, Iso-butane, RC-318 and R-236fa, and at last R-227ea.
Thus a longer process of synthesis of natural gas hydrates leads to the consistent increase of the ethane concentration, n-butane, propane and i-butane in the clathrate phase.
A fatal case of n-butane poisoning after inhaling anti-perspiration aerosol deodorant.
First, the spectra are heavily overlapping as seen in Figure 2 where the mid-infrared absorption spectra of methane, ethane, propane and n-butane are shown.
Now, we have succeeded in checking the theory for a three component system made of methane, dodecane and n-butane,'" explains Sagbir.
Where F is feed consists of propane, i-butane, n-butane, i-pentane, n-pentane; D is distillate; B is bottoms; C is condenser duty and R is reboiler duty.