si·​lane | \ ˈsi-ˌlān , ˈsī-\

Definition of silane

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

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Flowers to start: In addition to above there are the harder, smaller seeds that need individual cups ie nemophila, silane, mignonette, Arctic poppy, California poppy, morning glory, Shirley poppies. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Resist the temptation to rake your lawn right now — you’ll be thankful later," 27 Apr. 2018 Intel, Nov. 11, 1986 (Aloha): A pyrophoric gas silane cylinder leaks through a valve and catches fire. Mike Rogoway,, "Portland startup reports $8 million investment," 17 July 2017 The sponge is made of a polyurethane foam coated in silane, which attracts oil. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "New 'Sponge' Material Can Absorb 90 Times Its Weight in Oil," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of silane

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silane

International Scientific Vocabulary silicon + methane

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