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decane

[ dek-eyn ]
/ ˈdɛk eɪn /
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noun Chemistry.
a hydrocarbon, C10H22, of the methane series, occurring in several isomeric forms.
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Origin of decane

First recorded in 1870–75; dec- + -ane
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British Dictionary definitions for decane

decane
/ (ˈdɛkeɪn) /

noun
a liquid alkane hydrocarbon existing in several isomeric forms. Formula: C 10 H 22

Word Origin for decane

C19: from deca- + -ane
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Scientific definitions for decane

decane
[ dĕkān′ ]

Any of various liquid hydrocarbons containing ten carbon atoms in a chain, attached to hydrogen atoms. Decane is the tenth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C10H22.
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