n-pentane

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Etymology[edit]

The letter n may be used in front of pentane in order to differentiate the normal straight-chain pentane from its isomers.

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n-pentane (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) The saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon (CH3(CH2)3CH3).

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