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Definition of "pentane" []

  • Any of three colorless, flammable isomeric hydrocarbons, C5H12, derived from petroleum and used as solvents. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pentane" in a sentence
  • "They then adopt a more rational approach for the rest, with pentane, hexane, heptane, octane and onwards in Greek."
  • "The metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids yields malondialdehyde for one, in addition to pentane and ethane."
  • "It turns out that the reactivity of an alkyl hydrocarbon like butane, pentane, hexane, et. al. goes up with increasing molecular weight, primarily because there are more carbon groups."