octane

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octo- +‎ -ane

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octane (plural octanes)

  1. (chemistry) Any of the eighteen isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons (C8H18) found in petroleum, especially an iso-octane 2,2,4 trimethyl-pentane; they are used as fuels and solvents.

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