Definition of Alkanes

1. Noun. (plural of alkane) ¹



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Definition of Alkanes

1. alkane [n] - See also: alkane

Medical Definition of Alkanes

1. The generic name for the group of aliphatic hydrocarbons cn-h2n+2. They are denoted by the suffix -ane. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alkanes

alkalizes
alkalizing
alkaloid
alkaloidal
alkaloids
alkalophile
alkaloses
alkalosis
alkalotic
alkaluria
alkane
alkane 1-monooxygenase
alkane series
alkanediyl
alkanediyls
alkanes (current term)
alkanesulfonates
alkanesulfonic acids
alkanet
alkanethiol
alkanethiols
alkanets
alkanium
alkanium ion
alkaniums
alkannan
alkannin
alkanoate
alkanoates
alkanoic

Literary usage of Alkanes

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"There are serious objections to the application of the Hiickel treatments to alkanes;12 however, it seems likely that the essential conclusion that there ..."

2. The Chrysokamino Metallurgy Workshop and Its Territory by Philip P. Betancourt (2006)
"The longer alkanes are present in epi- cuticular waxes on leaves, fruits, and flower petals. However, if such waxes were the source of these hydrocarbons, ..."

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