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alkane series

Definition of the noun alkane series

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  1. a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of alkane series: alkane / methane series / paraffin / paraffin series
    • more generic term: aliphatic compound = organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
    • more specific words:
      • butane = occurs in natural gas
      • aminoalkane / amine = a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
      • ethane / C2H6 = a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
      • heptane = a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
      • hexane = a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
      • methane = a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

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Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

for example, the alkane series. {a'siklik 'kam,paund} acyl [ORG CHEM] A radical formed from an organic acid by removal of a hydroxyl group; the general formula is RCO, where R may be aliphatic, alicyclic, or aromatic. { 'a~sal } acylation ...

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