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