hydrocarbons

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waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles ader wax , earth wax , mineral wax , ozocerite , ozokerite
any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation alcohol
series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2) alkane , alkane series , methane series , paraffin , paraffin series
any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons alkyl , alkyl group , alkyl radical
dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons asphalt , mineral pitch
any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons bitumen
rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame bituminous coal , soft coal
any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers butene , butylene
process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process) cracking
dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons crude , crude oil , fossil oil , petroleum , rock oil
any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides dioxin
volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines gas , gasolene , gasoline , petrol
semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication mineral jelly , petrolatum , petroleum jelly
apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel reformer
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