nonane definition

  • noun:
    • some of vary many isomeric alkanes, of general formula C9H20, having 9 carbon atoms.
    • certainly one of several metameric hydrocarbons C9H20 of this paraffin show; -- so-called because of the nine carbon atoms when you look at the molecule. Typical nonane is a colorless volatile liquid, an ingredient of ordinary kerosene.
    • A colorless fluid element associated with methane series, CH3(CH2)7CH3, made by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on pelargonic acid. It melts at—51° C., boils at 149.5° C., and is most likely within petroleum.

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