alkane alkane n. (Chem.) a non-aromatic saturated acyclic hydrocarbon with the general formula {CnH(2n+2)}. A member of the {alkane series}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • CnH2n2 — alkane series alkane series n. (Chem.) a series of acyclic non aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula {CnH(2n+2)}. They include methane, ethane, propane, butane, and the paraffins. Syn: methane series, alkane series, paraffin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alkan — Pour le compositeur, voir Charles Valentin Alkan Un alkan est un composant chimique sous la forme de CnH2n2+. Liens internes Alcane Portail de la chimie Ce document provient de « Alkan » …   Wikipédia en Français

  • alkanes —    An aliphatic hydrocarbon having the chemical formula CnH2n2. Also known as paraffin …   Forensic science glossary

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