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alkane

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

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

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