Definition of pentane in English:
noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A volatile liquid hydrocarbon of the alkane series, present in petroleum spirit.
- 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.
Definition of pentane in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan