Meaning of ethane

eth•ane

Pronunciation: (eth'ān), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, CH, of the methane series, present in natural gas, illuminating gas, and crude petroleum: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel gas. Also called
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