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silane

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noun si·lane \ˈsi-ˌlān, ˈsī-\

Definition of silane

  1. :  any of various compounds of hydrogen and silicon that have the general formula SinH2n+2 and are analogous to alkanes



Origin and Etymology of silane

International Scientific Vocabulary silicon + methane


First Known Use: 1916


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