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alkane

 [al´kān]
a saturated hydrocarbon, i.e., one that has no carbon-carbon multiple bonds.

al·kane

(al'kān),
The general term for a saturated acyclic hydrocarbon; for example, propane, butane.

alkane

/al·kane/ (al´kān) any of a class of saturated hydrocarbons with a straight or branched chain structure, of the general formula CnH2n + 2.

alkane

a saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon containing no double or triple bonds in the carbon chain, such as propane. Also called paraffin.

alkane

Any of a number of saturated aliphatic (straight-chain) hydrocarbons of the methane series (methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, hexane, septane, octane, nonane, decane, etc.), in which the carbons are joined to other carbons by single bonds.

al·kane

(al'kān)
The general term for a saturated acyclic hydrocarbon (e.g., propane, butane).

alkane (alˑ·kānˈ),

n water-insoluble, saturated hydrocarbon compound, with the general chemical formula CnH2n+2. Hexane (C6H14) is used in the solvent extraction or enfleurage process. See also enfleurage.

alkane

a saturated hydrocarbon, i.e. one that has no carbon-carbon multiple bonds; formerly called paraffin.
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