oxapentane etymology

English word oxapentane comes from English pentane, English oxa-

Detailed word origin of oxapentane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pentane English (eng) (organic compound) An aliphatic hydrocarbon of chemical formula C5H12; either of the three isomers n-pentane, methyl-butane (isopentane), and di-methyl-propane (neopentane); volatile liquids under normal conditions.
oxa- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Used to name compounds in which a carbon atom (typically a methylene group) has been replaced by one of oxygen.
oxapentane English (eng) (organic compound) An ether formally formed from pentane by replacing a methylene group by an oxygen atom.

Words with the same origin as oxapentane

Descendants of pentane
cyclopentannulated cyclopentannulation cyclopentanone cyclopentyl neopentyl pentanoic pentoic acid
Descendants of oxa-
oxabicyclic oxaborole oxacyclic oxadiazepine oxadiazine oxadiazole oxanorbornene oxaphosphine oxaphosphole oxasilolane oxathiane oxathiazinone oxathiazole oxathiine oxathiirane oxatricycle oxaziridine