pentane

a liquid hydrocarbon of the paraffin series

Pentane

Pentanes are components of some fuels and are employed as specialty solvents in the laboratory. Their properties are very similar to those of butanes and hexanes. ==Isomers== ==Industrial uses== Pentanes are some of the primary blowing agents used in the production of polystyrene foam and other foams. Usually, a mixture of n-, i-, and increasingly...
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Pentane

• (n.) Any one of the three metameric hydrocarbons, C5H12, of the methane or paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, two of which occur in petroleum. So called because of the five carbon atoms in the molecule.
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Pentane

Pen'tane noun [ See Penta- .] (Chemistry) Any one of the three metameric hydrocarbons, C 5 H 12 , of the methane or paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, two of which occur in petroleum. So called because of the five carbon atoms in the molecule...
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Pentane

An alkane having the formula C5H12, flash point of -40°F, and explosive limits of 1.4% to 8%. Pentane is frequently used to extract flammable or combustible liquid residues from debris samples
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Pentane

C5H12 Molar mass: 72.14878
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Pentane

One of lighter hydrocarbons, such as propane and butane, and mixtures of these gases are liquefied and employed as fuels.
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Pentane

The fifth member of the paraffin series. Pentane exists in three isomeric forms. Symbol C5H12
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Pentane

the saturated hydrocarbon with five carbon atoms in its molecule (C5H12), a liquid under normal conditions. See 'Alkanes'.
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