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- n. Any of very many isomers of the aliphatic hydrocarbon having twenty-three carbon atoms, but especially n-tricosane CH3(CH2)21CH3
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)21CH3, of the methane series. It is contained in paraffin from shale and in petroleum, and may be prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on the chlorid, C22H46Cl2. It crystallizes in lustrous leaflets, melts at 47.7° C, and boils at 234° C. under 15 millimeters pressure.
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