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Meaning of METHANE

Pronunciation:  'metheyn

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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