stannane

noun

stan·​nane
11 staˌnān
plural -s
1
: a compound of tin and hydrogen
especially : the unstable gaseous tetrahydride SnH4 known chiefly in the form of organic derivatives
2
: any of various organic derivatives of tin tetrahydride

Word History

Etymology

stann- + methane; from the analogy of its formula to that of methane, CH4

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“Stannane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stannane. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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