alkane series definition

  • noun:
    • a team of concentrated open-chain hydrocarbons obtaining the basic formula CnH2n+2, the most plentiful which is methane. Also known as methane show, paraffin series.
    • a few acyclic non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons because of the basic formula CnH(2n+2). They include methane, ethane, propane, butane, together with paraffins.
    • a few non-aromatic concentrated hydrocarbons using general formula CnH(2n+2)

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