Definition of nonane in English:

nonane

Syllabification: no·nane
Pronunciation: /ˈnōnān
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • A colorless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit.
    • Chemical formula: C9H20; many isomers, especially the straight-chain isomer ( n-nonane)
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    • This guideline summarizes pertinent information about nonane for workers and employers as well as for physicians, industrial hygienists, and other occupational safety and health professionals who may need such information to conduct effective occupational safety and health programs.

Origin

mid 19th century: from nona- (denoting nine carbon atoms) + -ane2.

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