Ethane meaning

ĕthān
A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2 H6 , that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.
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A colorless, odorless, flammable gas occurring in natural gas. It is used as a fuel and in refrigeration. Ethane is the second member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C2H6.
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(organic chemistry, uncountable) An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C2H6, gaseous at normal temperatures and pressures, being a constituent of natural gas.
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(organic chemistry, countable) The same compound, subjected to modification by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms with other radicals.

Chlorinated ethanes; halogenated ethanes.

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An odorless, colorless, gaseous alkane, CH3CH3, found in natural gas and used as a refrigerant and in fuel mixtures.
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Origin of ethane

  • eth(yl) –ane

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

  • eth- +‎ -ane

    From Wiktionary