pentadecane definition

  • noun:
    • Any of very many isomeric concentrated aliphatic hydrocarbons having fifteen carbon atoms; but specially n-pentadecane, CH3(CH2)13CH3
    • A hydrocarbon of this paraffin series, (C15H32) found in petroleum, tar oil, etc., and received as a colorless fluid; -- so named through the fifteen carbon atoms into the molecule.
    • A hydrocarbon, C15H32, regarding the paraffin series. Typical pentadecane melts at 10° C., producing an oily liquid which comes at 270.5° C. It is made synthetically.
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