Alkane meaning

ălkān
Any of a series of saturated hydrocarbons with open chains, having the formula CnH2n+2: these compounds are sometimes said to be in the methane or paraffin series.
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Any member of the alkane series.
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Any of a group of hydrocarbons that have carbon atoms in chains linked by single bonds and that have the general formula Cn H2n &sbplus;2 . Alkanes can be either gaseous, liquid, or solid. They occur naturally in petroleum and natural gas, and include methane, propane and butane. &diamf3; The group of alkanes as a whole is called the alkane series or the methane or paraffin series. Its first six members are methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, and hexane.
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(organic chemistry) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.
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Origin of alkane

  • alk(yl) –ane

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • alkyl +‎ -ane.

    From Wiktionary