hexadecane definition

  • noun:
    • some of the very many isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons of basic formula C16H34
    • See hecdecane.
    • A colorless ingredient, CH3(CH2)14CH3, containedin petroleum. It forms pearly lustrous leaflets, which melt at 19–20° C. and boil at 287.5°C. Often called cetane.

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