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- n. Any alkane having 22 carbon atoms, but especially n-docosane CH3(CH2)20CH3
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless compound, CH3(CH2)20CH3, found in paraffin from brown coal and prepared by the reduction of the chlorid C22H44Cl2. It melts at 44.4° C. and boils at 224.5° C. under 15 millimeters pressure.
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