Meaning of “alkane” in the English Dictionary

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"alkane" in British English

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alkanenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæl.keɪn/ 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.

(Definition of “alkane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alkane" in American English

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alkanenoun [ C ]


chemistry any of a group of substances that contain only the elements carbon and hydrogen, which are held together by a single chemical bond

(Definition of “alkane” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)