octane
octane oc"tane ([o^]k"t[=a]n), n. [See {Octa-}] (Chem.) Any one of a group of metametric hydrocarbons ({C8H18}) of the methane (paraffin) series. The most important is a colorless, volatile, inflammable liquid, found in petroleum, and a constituent of gasoline or ligroin. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • octane — [ ɔktan ] n. m. • 1874; de oct et suff. ane ♦ Chim. Hydrocarbure saturé (C8H18) de la série des paraffines, à nombreux isomères (⇒ isooctane). Cour. Indice d octane : échelle conventionnelle caractérisant le pouvoir antidétonant d un carburant. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Octane — steht für: Octane – Grausamer Verdacht, ein Film SGI Octane eine Computerplattform von SGI Octane (Chemie) eine Stoffgruppe der Alkane mit der Summenformel C8H18 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Octane — álbum de estudio de Spock s Beard Publicación 1 de Febrero de 2005 Género(s) Rock Progresivo Duración 55:54 Discográfica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Octane —   [zu lateinisch octo »acht«], Singular Octan das, s, flüssige Kohlenwasserstoffe aus der Gruppe der Alkane mit der Summenformel C8H18. Neben dem geradkettigen n Octan existieren 17 Isomere mit verzweigten Kohlenstoffketten (Isooctane) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • octane — (n.) hydrocarbon of the methane series, 1872, coined from octo (see OCTA (Cf. octa )) + ANE (Cf. ane); so called because it has eight carbon atoms. A fuel s octane rating, in reference to its anti knocking quality, is attested from 1932 …   Etymology dictionary

  • octane — ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ a liquid hydrocarbon present in petroleum spirit …   English terms dictionary

  • octane — [äk′tān΄] n. [ OCT + ANE] an oily alkane, C8H18, occurring in petroleum, or any of a group of isomers of this substance …   English World dictionary

  • Octane — For the gasoline rating system, see octane rating. For other uses, see Octane (disambiguation). Octane[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • Octane — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Octane (homonymie). Octane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • octane —    1. An alkane having the formula C8H18. Flash point of 56°F. Explosive limits of 1% to 3.2%.    2. A measure of the resistance of a sample of gasoline to premature ignition (knocking). 100 octane fuel has the knocking resistance of 100% iso… …   Forensic science glossary

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