Silane meaning

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A pungent flammable gas, SiH4 , that is toxic and irritating, used in the manufacture of semiconductors.
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Any of a group of silicon hydrides having the general formula Sin H2n+2 that are analogous to the alkanes.
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(chemistry) Any of a group of silicon hydrides that are analogous to alkanes (the paraffin hydrocarbons); especially the parent compound SiH4
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(inorganic chemistry) Monosilane (SiH₄)
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Origin of silane

  • sil(icon) –ane

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