propane

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Structural formula for propane.

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prop- +‎ -ane, modelled on German Propan.

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  • enPR: prō'pān' IPA(key): /ˈpɹoʊpeɪn/
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propane (countable and uncountable, plural propanes)

  1. (organic chemistry) An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C3H8, a constituent of natural gas.
    • 1960 April, “Restaurant cars and multiple-units”, in Trains Illustrated, page 222:
      Propane gas is used for cooking and cylinder containers are placed to one side of the underframe, with battery boxes and electrical control boxes at the other side.

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