an odorless, colorless, gaseous alkane, CHCH, found in natural gas and used as a refrigerant and in fuel mixtures
Origin of ethaneeth(yl) + -ane
A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2H6, that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.
Origin of ethaneeth(yl) -ane
(usually uncountable, plural ethanes)
- (organic chemistry, uncountable) An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C2H6, gaseous at normal temperatures and pressures, being a constituent of natural gas.
- (organic chemistry, countable) The same compound, subjected to modification by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms with other radicals.
eth- + -ane