noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless, odourless flammable gas which is the main constituent of natural gas. It is the simplest member of the alkane series of hydrocarbons.
- Chemical formula: CH4
- Other trace gases include methane, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and ozone.
- Will it in the meantime be made from hydrocarbons like methane and natural gas?
- For example, the alcohol derivative of methane is methanol and of ethane is ethanol.
Words that rhyme with methaneethane
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