alkane etymology

English word alkane comes from English alkyl, English -ane

Detailed word origin of alkane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
alkyl English (eng) (organic chemistry) Any of a series of univalent radicals of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons.
-ane English (eng) (chemistry) A simple binary compound of hydrogen and a nonmetal or metalloid.. (organic chemistry) A saturated hydrocarbon; an alkane.. Variant of -an, usually with differentiation (germane, humane, urbane), but sometimes alone (mundane).
alkane English (eng) (organic compound) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.

Words with the same origin as alkane

Descendants of alkyl
Descendants of -ane
bromomethane butane cyclobutane epoxyethane ethane fluoromethane isobutane isohexane isooctane labdane ladderane methane methanesulfonic acid n-butane n-heptane nitromethane nonmethane octanal octane octanolysis olympiadane propane propanelike pterodactylane sulfurane