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[sahy-kluh-hek-seyn, sik-luh-] /ˌsaɪ kləˈhɛk seɪn, ˌsɪk lə-/
noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, pungent, flammable liquid, C 6 H 12 , composed of a ring of six methylene groups, derived from crude petroleum by distillation or from benzene by hydrogenation: used chiefly as a solvent and in the manufacture of adipic acid.
Origin of cyclohexane
1920-25; cyclo- + hexane Unabridged
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/ˌsaɪkləʊˈhɛkseɪn; ˌsɪk-/
a colourless insoluble flammable liquid cycloalkane with a pungent odour, made by hydrogenation of benzene and used as a paint remover and solvent. Formula: C6H12
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cyclohexane in Science
An extremely flammable, colorless liquid obtained from petroleum and benzene. It is used to make nylon and as a solvent, paint, and varnish remover. Chemical formula: C6H12.
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