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heptane Syllabification: hep·tane
Pronunciation: /ˈhepˌtān/

Definition of heptane in English:


A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, obtained from petroleum.
Example sentences
  • They are rated based on their ability to resist knocking against a standard mixture of two hydrocarbons, isooctane and heptane.
  • Stereochemical isomers are also possible with the alkanes, beginning with heptane.
  • The reactants and the catalyst remained in the heptane layer, which was recycled by adding additional acylating agent and fresh aqueous ethanol.


Late 19th century: from hepta- 'seven' (denoting seven carbon atoms) + -ane2.

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