dec·​ane | \ ˈde-ˌkān How to pronounce decane (audio) \

Definition of decane

: any of several isomeric liquid alkanes C10H22

Examples of decane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other, trimesoyl chloride (TMC), can be dissolved only in an organic solvent such as decane, an oily hydrocarbon. The Economist, "A membrane that can remove salts from water more efficiently," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of decane

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decane

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dec·​ane | \ ˈdek-ˌān How to pronounce decane (audio) \

Medical Definition of decane

: any of several isomeric liquid alkanes C10H22

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