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alkane

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈæl.keɪn/ specialized
any gas in a group that contains only carbon and hydrogen atoms, with the carbon atoms joined together in a simple chain: Alkanes, such as butane and methane, are very flammable.
Translations of “alkane”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鏈烷,烷烴(單鏈連結碳氫化合物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 链烷,烷烃(单链链接碳氢化合物)…
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