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IUPAC nomenclature, from but- (“four carbon prefix”) + -ane (“alkane suffix”), the former is derived from the same stem as the foul-smelling carboxylic acid liberated in rancid butter, "butyric acid", hence cognate with butter.
butane (countable and uncountable, plural butanes)
- (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon (either of the two isomers of C4H10 n-butane, and 2-methyl-propane) found in gaseous petroleum fractions.
- (organic chemistry, uncountable) The n-butane isomer only.
- E943a (when used as a propellant)
the organic compound
butane m (plural butanes)
- “butane”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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