hexane


noun

  1. any of five isomeric hydrocarbons having the formula C6H14, of the alkane series, some of which are obtained from petroleum: used as solvents and chemical intermediates and in fuels.

noun

  1. a liquid alkane existing in five isomeric forms that are found in petroleum and used as solvents, esp the isomer with a straight chain of carbon atoms (n- hexane). Formula: C 6 H 14
n.

paraffin hydrocarbon, 1872, from Greek hex “six” (see six) + chemical suffix -ane. So called for its six carbon atoms.

n.

  1. A colorless, flammable liquid, derived from the distillation of petroleum and used as a solvent.

  1. A colorless flammable liquid derived from the fractional distillation of petroleum. It is used as a solvent and in low-temperature thermometers. Hexane is the sixth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C6H14.

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