alkane

noun al·kane \ ˈal-ˌkān \

Definition of alkane

:any of numerous saturated hydrocarbons; specifically :any of a series of open-chain hydrocarbons CnH2n+2 (such as methane and butane) called also paraffin

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Origin and Etymology of alkane

alkyl + -ane


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alkane

noun al·kane \ ˈal-ˌkān \

medical Definition of alkane

:any of a series of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbons CnH2n+2 (as methane) called also paraffin

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