alkane

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alkyl +‎ -ane.

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alkane (plural alkanes)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.

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alkane

  1. Potential present connegative form of alkaa.

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