isoparaffin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

iso- +‎ paraffin

Noun[edit]

isoparaffin (plural isoparaffins)

  1. (organic chemistry) Any branched-chain isomer of a straight-chain alkane

Usage notes[edit]

  • Their names are formed from "iso" + the name of the alkane e.g. isooctane