isooctane

[ahy-soh-ok-teyn]

noun Chemistry.

the octane C8H18, used as one of the standards in establishing the octane number of a fuel.

Nearby words

  1. isonicotinic acid hydrazide,
  2. isonome,
  3. isonomic,
  4. isonomy,
  5. isonzo,
  6. isopach,
  7. isopachous,
  8. isopag,
  9. isopathy,
  10. isopectic

Compare octane number.

Origin of isooctane

First recorded in 1905–10; iso- + octane

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British Dictionary definitions for isooctane

isooctane

noun

a colourless liquid alkane hydrocarbon produced from petroleum and used in standardizing petrol. Formula: (CH 3) 3 CCH 2 CH(CH 3) 2See also octane number
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