norbornane

noun
nor·​bornane | \ (ˈ)nȯr+ \

Definition of norbornane

: a bicyclic crystalline hydrocarbon C7H12 that is the parent compound of various terpenoids (as camphor and fenchone) and that is obtained by adding ethylene to cyclopentadiene under heat and pressure and then hydrogenating; 1,4-methano-cyclohexane; bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane

called also norcamphane

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nor- + bornane

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“Norbornane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/norbornane. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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