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Meaning of HEPTANE

Pronunciation:  'hepteyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
 

HEPTANE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hep"tane\, n. [Gr. "epta` seven.] (Chem.)
Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, {C7H16}, of the
paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); -- so
called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms.
Specifically, a colorless liquid, found as a constituent of
petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.

 

 

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