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alkanenoun [C]

 /ˈælˌkeɪn/
chemistry any of a ​group of ​substances that ​contain only the ​elementscarbon and ​hydrogen, which are ​held together by a ​singlechemicalbond
(Definition of alkane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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alkanenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæl.keɪn/ specialized
any ​gas in a ​group that ​contains only ​carbon and hydrogenatoms, with the ​carbonatomsjoined together in a ​simplechain: Alkanes, such as ​butane and ​methane, are very ​flammable.
(Definition of alkane from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “alkane”
in Chinese (Simplified) 链烷,烷烃(单链链接碳氢化合物)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鏈烷,烷烴(單鏈連結碳氫化合物)…
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