alkane series

noun Chemistry.

the homologous series of saturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having the general formula CnH2n+2, as methane, CH4, or ethane, C2H6.


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Also called methane series, paraffin series.

Origin of alkane series

First recorded in 1945–50

Words nearby alkane series Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020