Definition of Alkane

1. Noun. A series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2).




Definition of Alkane

1. Noun. (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. ¹

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Definition of Alkane

1. a type of chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Alkane

1. An organic molecule containing carbon and hydrogen atoms in straight or branched chains, where all of the carbon-carbon bonds are single bonds. One of three major classes of aliphatic hydrocarbons. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alkane

alkalizations
alkalize
alkalized
alkalizer
alkalizers
alkalizes
alkalizing
alkaloid
alkaloidal
alkaloids
alkalophile
alkaloses
alkalosis
alkalotic
alkaluria
alkane (current term)
alkane 1-monooxygenase
alkane series
alkanediyl
alkanediyls
alkanes
alkanesulfonates
alkanesulfonic acids
alkanet
alkanethiol
alkanethiols
alkanets
alkanium
alkanium ion
alkaniums

Literary usage of Alkane

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Figure 3 plots these k4 values vs. reciprocal viscosity for the various alkane solvents studied. It is obvious that the relationship, although monotonous, ..."

2. Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy And Effects by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"094 and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus ATCC 31012, another alkane-degrading bacterium. Corexit 9527 inhibited the rate of crude oil biodegradation by ..."

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