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pentane

División en sílabas: pen·tane
Pronunciación: /ˈpentān
 
/

Definición de pentane en inglés:

sustantivo

Chemistry
A volatile liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum-based solvents.
Example sentences
  • Like pentane, paraffins are alkanes - hydrocarbon molecules that have as many hydrogen atoms as the molecule's carbon backbone can accommodate.
  • Acetone-free polish removers contain safer fruit-derived solvents like ethyl acetate and methyl pentane.
  • Extra chemical agents are usually added to the solution: detergents such as octyl thioglucoside, octyl glucoside, octyl glucopyranoside, organic solvents such as pentane, hexane, or other chemicals such as glucose or glycerol.

Origen

late 19th century: from Greek pente 'five' (denoting five carbon atoms) + a shortened form of alkane.

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