propane etymology

English word propane comes from English prop-, English -ane

Detailed word origin of propane

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prop- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Used as a combining form to denote the presence of 3 carbon atoms in the parent chain when forming names of organic compounds.
-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).
propane English (eng) (organic compound) An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C3H8, a constituent of natural gas.

Words with the same origin as propane

Descendants of prop-
cyclopropane cyclopropyl isoprene propanelike propidium propidium iodide
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 pterodactylane sulfurane