Also called silicon tetrahydride. a gas with an unpleasant odor, SiH4, soluble in water: used as a doping agent for semiconductors in the production of solid-state devices.
any of a class of silicon hydrides analogous to the alkanes.
Origin of silane
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Any of a group of highly reactive hydrocarbons containing tetravalent silicon instead of carbon.
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