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Pentane

Pen′tane

,
Noun.
[See
Penta-
.]
(Chem.)
Any one of the three metameric hydrocarbons,
C5H12
, of the methane or paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, two of which occur in petroleum. So called because of the five carbon atoms in the molecule.

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pentane

pentane

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pentane (plural pentanes)

  1. (organic chemistry) An aliphatic hydrocarbon of chemical formula C5H12; either of the three isomers n-pentane, methyl-butane (isopentane), and di-methyl-propane (neopentane); volatile liquids under normal conditions.

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