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  • n. An alkane hydrocarbon with the structural formula CH3(CH2)22CH3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A colorless hydrocarbon of the methane series, CH3(CH2)22CH3, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on tho dichlorid C24H48Cl2. It melts at 51.1° C., and boils at 243° C. under 15 millimeters pressure.


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