from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless compound of the methane series, CH3(CH2)17CH3, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on the corresponding dichlorid and contained in the paraffin from bituminous shale. It melts at 32° C. and boils at 330° C. Also called
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, a white waxy substance, C19H40; -- so called from the number of carbon atoms in the molecule.
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- noun chemistry A
hydrocarbonof the paraffin series, C19H40.
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Latin, after the number of carbon atoms in the molecule.
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