Definition of ethane
: a colorless odorless gaseous alkane C2H6 found in natural gas and used as a fuel
Recent Examples of ethane from the Web
The first of two pipelines, it is slated for completion by September, and will move natural gas liquids such as propane, ethane, and butane.
On Titan, that liquid would be methane and ethane, which rain from the sky there.
More investments, more drilling, more pipelines and the development of downstream processing of ethane and other natural gas byproducts should make 2017 a busy year for the state's oil and gas industry.
But in this case, the liquid is not water, but rather liquid methane and ethane.
Titan’s mini-Nile doesn’t flow with water, which freezes to be hard as stone on the moon, but rather liquid hydrocarbons such as methane and ethane, which are stable in the moon’s -290 degree Fahrenheit average temperatures.
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Origin and Etymology of ethane
International Scientific Vocabulary, from ethyl
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
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