-ane

-ane

Chemistry.
a suffix used in names of hydrocarbons of the methane or paraffin series: propane.

Origin:
< Latin -ānus -an

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-ane
 
suffix forming nouns
indicating an alkane hydrocarbon: hexane
 
[coined to replace -ene, -ine, and -one]

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-ane
in chemical use, proposed 1866 by August Wilhelm von Hofmann to go with -ene, -ine, -one.
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-ane suff.
A saturated hydrocarbon: hexane.

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-ane  
A suffix used to form the names of saturated hydrocarbons, such as ethane. The suffix is shortened to -an- before other suffixes to indicate compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, as in ethanol.
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