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heptane


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Heptane  \Hep"tane\,  n.  [Gr.  "epta`  seven.]  (Chem.) 
  Any  one  of  several  isometric  hydrocarbons,  {C7H16},  of  the 
  paraffin  series  (nine  are  possible,  four  are  known);  --  so 
  called  because  the  molecule  has  seven  carbon  atoms. 
  Specifically,  a  colorless  liquid,  found  as  a  constituent  of 
  petroleum,  in  the  tar  oil  of  cannel  coal,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  heptane 
  n  :  a  colorless  volatile  highly  flammable  liquid  obtained  from 
  petroleum  and  used  as  an  anesthetic  or  a  solvent  or  in 
  determining  octane  ratings 




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