heptane

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Heptane \Hep"tane\, noun [Gr. "epta' seven.] (Chem.) Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, {C7H16}, of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); -- so called because the molecule has seven carbon atoms. Specifically, a colorless liquid, found as a constituent of petroleum, in the tar oil of cannel coal, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

heptane

noun

1: a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings


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