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alkane (plural alkanes)
- (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.
saturated hydrocarbon of formula CnH2n+2
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- Potential present connegative form of alkaa.