|Also called: hexadecane a colourless insoluble liquid alkane hydrocarbon used in the determination of the cetane number of diesel fuel. Formula: C16H34|
|[C19: from Latin cētus whale + |
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|cetane (sē'tān') Pronunciation Key
A colorless liquid hydrocarbon derived from petroleum. It is used as a solvent and a component of diesel fuels. Chemical formula: C16H34.