HEXANES

hexane

[hek-seyn]
noun
any of five isomeric hydrocarbons having the formula C 6 H 14 , of the alkane series, some of which are obtained from petroleum: used as solvents and chemical intermediates and in fuels.

Origin:
1875–80; hex- + -ane

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hexane (ˈhɛkseɪn)
 
n
a liquid alkane existing in five isomeric forms that are found in petroleum and used as solvents, esp the isomer with a straight chain of carbon atoms (n-hexane). Formula: C6H14
 
[C19: from hexa- + -ane]

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hexane hex·ane (hěk'sān')
n.
A colorless, flammable liquid, derived from the distillation of petroleum and used as a solvent.

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hexane   (hěk'sān')  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless flammable liquid derived from the fractional distillation of petroleum. It is used as a solvent and in low-temperature thermometers. Hexane is the sixth member of the alkane series. Chemical formula: C6H14.
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