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METHANE SERIES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does methane series mean? 

METHANE SERIES (noun)
  The noun METHANE SERIES has 1 sense:

1. a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)

  Familiarity information: METHANE SERIES used as a noun is very rare.


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METHANE SERIES (noun)


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Meaning:

A series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)

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Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

alkane; alkane series; methane series; paraffin series; paraffin

Hypernyms ("methane series" is a kind of...):

aliphatic compound (organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "methane series"):

butane (occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels)

amine; aminoalkane (a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals)

C2H6; ethane (a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel)

heptane (a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings)

hexane (a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent)

methane (a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel)


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