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Meaning of METHANE

Pronunciation:  'metheyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
 

METHANE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: alkane, alkane series, gas, marsh gas, methane series, natural gas, paraffin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Meth"ane\, n. [See {Methal}.] (Chem.)
A light, colorless, gaseous, inflammable hydrocarbon, {CH4};
marsh gas. See {Marsh gas}, under {Gas}.

{Methane series} (Chem.), a series of saturated hydrocarbons,
   of which methane is the first member and type, and
   (because of their general chemical inertness and
   indifference) called also the {paraffin (little affinity)
   series}. The lightest members are gases, as methane,
   ethane; intermediate members are liquids, as hexane,
   heptane, etc. (found in benzine, kerosene, etc.); while
   the highest members are white, waxy, or fatty solids, as
   paraffin proper.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alcohol, benzine, briquette, burnable, butane, carbon, charcoal, coal, coke, combustible, dope, ethane, ethanol, fireball, firing, flammable, flammable material, fuel, fuel additive, fuel dope, gas, gas carbon, gasoline, heptane, hexane, inflammable, inflammable material, isooctane, jet fuel, kerosene, methanol, natural gas, octane, oil, paraffin, peat, pentane, propane, propellant, rocket fuel, turf
 

 

 

 

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