Share this entry

nonane Line breaks: non¦ane
Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊneɪn/
/ˈnɒneɪn/

Definition of nonane in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of nonane 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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources