dimethyl
ethane eth"ane ([e^]th"[=a]n), n. [From {Ether}.] (Chem.) A gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H6}, forming a constituent of ordinary illuminating gas. It is the second member of the paraffin series, and its most important derivatives are common alcohol (ethyl alcohol), acetaldehyde, ether, and acetic acid. Called also {dimethyl}. [1913 Webster]

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  • diméthyl- — ♦ Élément, de di et méthyle, utilisé en chimie pour indiquer la présence, dans une molécule, de deux substitutions par un radical méthyle. diméthyl ❖ ♦ Préfixe, utilisé en chimie, de di , et méthyle, indiquant la présence, dans une molécule, de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dimethyl — Di*meth yl, n. [Pref. di + methyl.] (Chem.) Ethane; sometimes so called because regarded as consisting of two methyl radicals. See {Ethane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dimethȳl — Dimethȳl, s. Äthan …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dimethyl — Dimethyl, s. Aethan …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • dimethyl — [dī meth′əl] adj. containing two methyl radicals …   English World dictionary

  • dimethyl — adjective containing two methyl groups in the molecule often used in combination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dimethyl — /duy meth euhl/, n. Chem. ethane. [1865 70; DI 1 + METHYL] * * * …   Universalium

  • dimethyl — noun (in combination) Two methyl groups in a molecule …   Wiktionary

  • dimethyl — di·meth·yl ( )dī meth əl adj containing two methyl groups in a molecule often used in combination …   Medical dictionary

  • dimethyl — n. (Chemistry) ethane, flammable gas from the methane series …   English contemporary dictionary

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