Definition of Methane series
1. Noun. A series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2).
Generic synonyms: Aliphatic Compound
Specialized synonyms: Butane, Amine, Aminoalkane, C2h6, Ethane, Heptane, Hexane, Methane
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Literary usage of Methane series
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1. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"I. NARCOTICS OF THE methane series. ALCOHOL-CHLOROFORM GROUP. A LARGE number of the simpler methane compounds of the open-chain series cause depression of ..."
2. Experimental Organic Chemistry by James Flack Norris (1915)
"CHAPTER II GENERAL PROCESSES: HYDROCARBONS OF THE methane series 62. Calibration of a Thermometer.—Calibrate a thermometer at 0°, 100°, 183.7°, ..."
3. Manual of Chemistry: A Guide to Lectures and Laboratory Work for Beginners by William Simon (1898)
"Thus methane, CH4, is generally formed during the decay of organic matter in the presence of moisture ; the higher members of the methane series are found ..."
4. Manual of Chemistry: A Guide to Lectures and Laboratory Work for Beginners by William Simon (1898)
"... the higher members of the methane series are found in crude coal-oil. Formation of hydrocarbons. It is difficult to combine the two elements carbon and ..."