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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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