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- n. Any of vary many isomeric alkanes, of general formula C9H20, having 9 carbon atoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a group of metameric hydrocarbons C9H20 of the paraffin series; -- so called because of the nine carbon atoms in the molecule. Normal nonane is a colorless volatile liquid, an ingredient of ordinary kerosene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless liquid compound of the methane series, CH3(CH2)7CH3, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on pelargonic acid. It melts at—51° C., boils at 149.5° C., and is probably present in petroleum.
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