Octane

(1) An alkane having the formula C8H18. Flash point 56┬░F. Explosive limits of 1% to 3.2%. (2) A measure of the resistance of a sample of gasoline to premature ignition (knocking). 100 octane fuel has the knocking resistance of 100% iso-octane (2, 2, 4-trimethyl pentane). Zero octane fuel has the knocking resistance of a mixture of 89% iso-octane ...
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Octane

C8H18 Inflammable hydrocarbon of the alkane series, containing 8 carbons.
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Octane

Octane is a component of gasoline (petrol). As with all low molecular weight hydrocarbons, octane is volatile and very flammable. ==Use of the term in gasoline== `Octane` is colloquially used as a short form of `octane rating` (named for the ability of octane`s branched-chain isomers, especially isooctane, to reduce engine knock), particularl...
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Octane

• (n.) Any one of a group of metametric hydrocarcons (C8H18) of the methane series. The most important is a colorless, volatile, inflammable liquid, found in petroleum, and a constituent of benzene or ligroin.
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octane

(C8H18) Compare with alkane and hydrocarbon. Flammable liquid compounds found in petroleum and natural gas. There are 18 different octanes- they have different structural formulas but share the molecular formula C8H18. Octane is used as a fuel and as a raw material for building more complex organic molecu...
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octane

(from the article `butene`) ...they can also be prepared commercially by the catalytic dehydrogenation (elimination of hydrogen atoms from the molecule) of butanes. The major ...
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octane

noun any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent
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octane

(C8H18) A liquid alkane with 18 isomers that are constituents of gasoline. Normal octane occurs in petroleum; the branched isomers, which have high antiknock values, are made by alkylation. The octane number of a gasoline is the pe...
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Octane

[magazine] Octane is a British car magazine, published monthly, and concentrating on classic and performance cars. It was launched in 2003 and is now published by Dennis Publishing. The magazine features news, road tests and buyers guides of both classic cars and some modern performance cars. It also has an extensive for sale section, showi...
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Octane

[Sirius XM] Octane is an active rock radio station on Sirius XM Satellite Radio channel 37 (previously 20) and Dish Network channel 6037. As a part of the Sirius XM Merger, Octane replaced the XM station SquiZZ on XM channel 48 (later moving to 37) and DirecTV channel 835 (until February 9, 2010) The channel is uncensored, and its musical f...
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Octane

[Transformers] Octane is a fictional character in the various Transformers universes. ==Transformers: Generation 1== Octane is the Decepticons` fueler, in charge of storing and distributing fuel among Decepticons with vehicle modes. He is characterized as a mean-spirited bully, who takes delight in seeing others suffer. In jet mode, he is s...
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Octane

Oc'tane noun [ See Octa- ] . (Chemistry) Any one of a group of metametric hydrocarcons (C 8 H 18 ) of the methane series. The most important is a colorless, volatile, inflammable liquid, found in petroleum, and a constituent of benzene or ligroin.
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Octane

C8H18 Molar mass: 114.22852
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Octane

Flammable liquid compounds found in petroleum and natural gas. There are 18 different octanes- they have different structural formulas but share the molecular formula C8H18. Octane is used as a fuel and as a raw material for building more complex organic molecules. It is the eighth member of the alkane series. Symbol C8
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Octane

Flammable liquid compounds found in petroleum and natural gas. There are 18 different octanes- they
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octane

For a gasoline engine to work efficiently, gasoline must burn smoothly without premature detonation, or knocking. Severe knocking can dissipate power output and even cause damage to the engine. When gasoline engines became more powerful in the 1920s, it was discovered that the most extreme knocking effect was produced by a fuel composed of pure nor...
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Octane

The hydrocarbon substance in gasoline that reduces engine knock or pinging, which is a noise caused by premature ignition of fuel in the cylinder combustion chamber. The higher the octane number, the less chance of premature ignition. High octane, which has a rating above 91, is useful only when recommended by the manufacturer.
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octane

[n] - any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent
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