Ethane

Ethane

(Science: chemistry) a gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H6, forming a constituent of ordinary illuminating gas. It is the second member of the paraffin series, and its most important derivatives are common alcohol, aldehyde, ether, and acetic acid.

Synonym: dimethyl.

Origin: From ether.

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