Definitions

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  • n. The saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon (CH3(CH2)5CH3).

Etymologies

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The letter n may be used in front of heptane in order to differentiate the normal heptane from its isomers.

Examples

  • I don't believe they can economically make the blend shown in their patent, which is a mixture of ethyl acetate, 2-methyl furan, mesitylene, n-heptane and corn oil for $2 a gallon.

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  • The name derives from an isomer of octane, 2,2,4 tri-methylpentane, and it’s defined as the ability to resist knocking of a fractional mixture of this octane isomer and n-heptane, heptane having a defined octane number of zero.

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