[ al-keyn ]
/ ˈæl keɪn /
any member of the alkane series.
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Example sentences from the Web for alkane
Melt these together over a slow fire, mixing with them a little powder of alkane root to color it.
British Dictionary definitions for alkane
/ (ˈælkeɪn) /
- any saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon with the general formula C n H 2 n +2
- (as modifier)alkane series
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Medical definitions for alkane
[ ăl′kān′ ]
Any of various saturated open-chain hydrocarbons having the general formula CnH2n+2, the most abundant of which is methane.
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Scientific definitions for alkane
[ ăl′kān′ ]
Any of a group of hydrocarbons that have carbon atoms in chains linked by single bonds and that have the general formula CnH2n+2. Alkanes can be either gaseous, liquid, or solid. They occur naturally in petroleum and natural gas, and include methane, propane and butane. Also called paraffin♦ The group of alkanes as a whole is called the alkane series or the methane or paraffin series. Its first six members are methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, and hexane.
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