propane


pro·pane

noun \ˈprō-ˌpān\

: a colorless gas that is used for cooking and heating

Full Definition of PROPANE

:  a heavy flammable gaseous alkane C3H8 found in crude petroleum and natural gas and used especially as fuel and in chemical synthesis

Origin of PROPANE

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + -ane
First Known Use: 1866

pro·pane

noun \ˈprō-ˌpān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROPANE

: a heavy flammable gaseous alkane C3H8 found in crude petroleum and natural gas and used especially as fuel and in chemical synthesis

propane

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Colourless, easily liquefied hydrocarbon gas (CH or, more fully, CHCHCH). Separated in large quantities from natural gas, light crude oil, and oil-refinery gases, it is available as liquefied propane or as a major constituent of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is an important raw material for the manufacture of ethylene and for the petrochemical industry. It is also used as a refrigerant, extractant, solvent, aerosol propellant, and fuel for portable cooking appliances, torches, and lighters.

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