Share this entry
isobutane Syllabification: i·so·bu·tane
Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈbyo͞otān/

Definition of isobutane in English:


A gaseous hydrocarbon isomeric with butane.
Example sentences
  • And so, Kelley knew just what to do as 128.3 tons of vaporized poisons - including sulfur dioxide, hexane, carbon monoxide, isobutane - began sifting earthward.
  • The end result is the addition of isobutane to isobutylene to form isooctane, the molecule that is the basis of octane ratings seen at the gas pumps.
  • Residents are exposed to photochemical smog, airborne particles, and alkane hydrocarbons (e.g., propane, isobutane, n-butane).
Definition of isobutane in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources