Pentane meaning

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Any of three colorless, flammable isomeric hydrocarbons, C5 H12 , derived from petroleum and used as solvents.
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Any of three known isomeric, colorless alkanes, C5H12, occurring in petroleum, etc.: used as a solvent, in low-temperature thermometers, etc.
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A colorless, flammable hydrocarbon derived from petroleum and used as a solvent. Pentane occurs in three isomers and is the fifth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C5H12.
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(organic chemistry) An aliphatic hydrocarbon of chemical formula C5H12; either of the three isomers n-pentane, methyl-butane (isopentane), and di-methyl-propane (neopentane); volatile liquids under normal conditions.
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