AskDefine | Define octane

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octane n : any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent

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  1. Any of the eighteen isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons (C8H18) found in petroleum, especially an iso-octane 2,2,4 trimethyl-pentane; they are used as fuels and solvents.


  • Dutch: oktaan
  • Finnish: oktaani
  • Italian: ottano
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Extensive Definition

Octane is a straight-chain alkane with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)6CH3.
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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