ethane
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from ethyl Date: 1866 a colorless odorless gaseous alkane C2H6 found in natural gas and used as a fuel

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  • ethane — [eth′ān΄; ] Brit usually [ ē′thān΄] n. [ ETH(YL) + ANE] an odorless, colorless, gaseous alkane, CH3CH3, found in natural gas and used as a refrigerant and in fuel mixtures …   English World dictionary

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  • ethane — /eth ayn/, n. Chem. a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, of the methane series, present in natural gas, illuminating gas, and crude petroleum: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel gas. Also called dimethyl. [1870 75; ETH(YL) +… …   Universalium

  • ethane — etanas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃CH₃ atitikmenys: angl. ethane rus. этан …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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