Hecdecane
Hecdecane Hec"de*cane, n. [Gr. ? six + ? ten.] (Chem.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti-like hydrocarbon, {C16H34}, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen atoms of carbon; -- called also {hexadecane}. [1913 Webster]

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  • C16H34 — Hecdecane Hec de*cane, n. [Gr. ? six + ? ten.] (Chem.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti like hydrocarbon, {C16H34}, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hexadecane — Hecdecane Hec de*cane, n. [Gr. ? six + ? ten.] (Chem.) A white, semisolid, spermaceti like hydrocarbon, {C16H34}, of the paraffin series, found dissolved as an important ingredient of kerosene, and so called because each molecule has sixteen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C16H33 — Hexdecyl Hex de*cyl, n. [Hex + decyl.] (Chem.) The essential radical, {C16H33}, of hecdecane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hexadecane — Hex a*dec ane, n. (Chem.) See {Hecdecane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hexdecyl — Hex de*cyl, n. [Hex + decyl.] (Chem.) The essential radical, {C16H33}, of hecdecane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hexdecylic — Hex de*cyl ic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, hexdecyl or hecdecane; as, hexdecylic alcohol. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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