Alkane

In organic chemistry, an alkane, or paraffin (a still-used historical name that also has other meanings), is a saturated hydrocarbon. Alkanes consist only of hydrogen and carbon atoms and all bonds are single bonds. Alkanes (technically, always acyclic) have the general chemical formula {Carbon}n{Hydrogen}2n+2. Alkanes belong to a homologous serie...
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alkane

(al´kān) a saturated hydrocarbon (one without carbon-carbon multiple bonds).
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alkane

<chemistry> An organic molecule containing carbon and hydrogen atoms in straight or branched chains, where all of the carbon-carbon bonds are single bonds. One of three major classes of aliphatic hydrocarbons. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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Alkane

A hydrocarbon without a double bond, triple bond or ring structure.
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alkane

a hydrocarbon without a double bond, triple bond, or ring structure.
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Alkane

A series of organic compounds with general formula CnH2n+2. Alkane names end with -ane.ExamplespropaneC3H8octaneC8H18
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Alkane

A series of organic compounds with general formula CnH2n+2. Alkane names end with -ane. Examples are
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alkane

alkane (ăl'kān) , any of a group of aliphatic hydrocarbons whose molecules contain only single bonds (see chemical bond). Alkanes have the general chemical formula CnH2n+2. An alkane is said to have a continuous chain if each carbon atom in its molecule is joined to at most two other...
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Alkane

An aliphatic hydrocarbon having the chemical formula CnH2n+2 A normal alkane, or n-alkane is one which does not have a branched carbon backbone. An iso-alkane has a branched, rather than a straight chain, carbon backbone. Alkanes are also known as paraffins. The simplest alkanes are named as follows: CH4
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alkane

Member of a group of hydrocarbons having the general formula CnH2n + 2, commonly known as paraffins. As they contain only single covalent bonds, alkanes are said to be saturated. Lighter alkanes, such as methane, ...
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alkane

paraffin. Compare with hydrocarbon and alkene. A series of organic compounds with general formula CnH2n+2. Alkane names end with -ane. Examples are propane (with n=3) and octane (with n=8).
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Alkane

The alkanes are the paraffin series of hydrocarbons.
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alkane

Type: Term Pronunciation: al′kān Definitions: 1. The general term for a saturated acyclic hydrocarbon; propane, butane.
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