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- n. Any of very many isomers of the alkane having twelve carbon atoms, but especially n-dodecane that is used as a solvent and is present in Diesel fuel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of a group of thick oily hydrocarbons, C12H26, of the paraffin series.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A colorless hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)10 CH3, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on lauric acid. It melts at —12° C. and boils at 214.5° C.
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A stoichiometric combustion of kerosene, generally regarded as dodecane, for example ...