Heptane meaning

hĕp'tān'
Any of several isomeric, volatile, colorless, highly flammable liquid hydrocarbons, C7 H16 , obtained in the fractional distillation of petroleum and used as solvents. The straight-chain isomer is also used as a standard in determining octane ratings and as an anesthetic.
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An alkane, C7H16, existing in several isomeric forms: the normal isomer is used in standard mixtures to test octane ratings.
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A volatile, colorless, highly flammable liquid hydrocarbon obtained in the fractional distillation of petroleum. It is used as a standard in determining octane ratings (combustion characteristics), as an anesthetic, and as a solvent. Heptane is the seventh member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C7H16.
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(organic chemistry) Any of the nine isomers of the saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon C7H16, obtained from petroleum, especially n-heptane (CH3(CH2)5CH3)
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Origin of heptane

  • hepta- +‎ -ane
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