HyperDic: paraffin_series

English > 1 sense of the expression paraffin series:
NOUNsubstanceparaffin series, methane series, alkane series, alkane, paraffina series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
English > paraffin series: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2).
Synonymsmethane series, alkane series, alkane, paraffin
Narroweramine, aminoalkaneA compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
butaneOccurs in natural gas
ethane, C2H6A colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
heptaneA colorless volatile highly flammable liquid / liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
hexaneA colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
methaneA colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
Broaderaliphatic compoundorganic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
Spanishalcano, alcanos, parafina, parafinas
Catalanalcà, alcano, parafina

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