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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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Re: Generation of DNA nucleotides

If you had e.g. ethene and hydrogen, nothing will happen. But add some platinum and you will get ethane. You're right, there are countless examples in chemistry, I'm sure. But don't you agree that in biochemistry, things happen at a different level? Isn't the difference ...

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by gs99
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
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Generation of DNA nucleotides

... in the correct orientation and stuff like that. If you had e.g. ethene and hydrogen, nothing will happen. But add some platinum and you will get ethane. That is catalysis. But the platinum is still not alive ;)

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by JackBean
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Generation of DNA nucleotides
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bonding

i thought single bond is stronger than double. isn't it less reactive? and is there specific name given for the shape of moleucles such as ethane and hexane?

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by mercuryy
Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: bonding
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question about apple decay

no CH3-CH3 is ethane. u have to fill up the carbon atom with 4 bonds. did u mature an apple and lay it to rot?

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by mmiaosmiling
Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:50 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about apple decay
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question about apple decay

... wasn't yet able to make the experiment yet because i went to the countryside at my grandfather's 82nd bday and was kinda busy. i knew ch2-ch2 was ethane or something like that (etan in my language) and was a hydrocarb. anyweays thanks again for dee replies and i'll submit some photos of the thing ...

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by eydryan
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:36 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about apple decay
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