An alkane having the formula C5H12, flash point of -400°F, and explosive limits of 1.4% to 8%. Pentane is frequently used to extract flammable or combustible liquid residues from debris samples.

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  • Pentane — Général Nom IUPAC pentane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pentane — [ pɛ̃tan ] n. m. • 1874; de penta ♦ Chim. Hydrocarbure saturé (C5H12), cinquième terme de la série des alcanes. ● pentane nom masculin Hydrocarbure saturé C5H12, présent dans les fractions légères du pétrole. pentane [pɛ̃tan] n. m. ÉTYM. 1874; de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pentane — Pentane,   Singular Pentan das, s, zu den Alkanen zählende aliphatischen Kohlenwasserstoffe mit der Summenformel C5H12, die in drei Strukturisomeren auftreten (n Pentan, Isopentan, Neopentan). Die Pentane sind flüssige, farblose, leicht… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Pentane — Pen tane, n. [See {Penta }.] (Chem.) Any one of the three metameric hydrocarbons, {C5H12}, of the methane or paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, two of which occur in petroleum. So called because of the five carbon atoms in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pentane — C5H12, drei isomere Grenzkohlenwasserstoffe, normales Pentan, Dimethyläthylmethan und Tetramethylmethan, finden sich zum Teil im Erdöl und sieden bei 38°, bez. 30° und 10° …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pentane — Pentāne, zwischen 30 und 40° siedende Kohlenwasserstoffe mit 5 Kohlen und 12 Wasserstoffatomen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pentane — [pen′tān΄] n. [ PENT(A) + ANE] any of three known isomeric, colorless alkanes, C5H12, occurring in petroleum, etc.: used as a solvent, in low temperature thermometers, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Pentane — n Pentane …   Wikipedia

  • pentane — /pen tayn/, n. Chem., Pharm. 1. a hydrocarbon of the methane series, existing in three liquid isomeric forms. 2. Also called normal pentane. the most important isomer of pentane, a colorless, flammable, water insoluble, very volatile liquid,… …   Universalium

  • Pentane — Eigenschaften der Pentane[1] Name n Pentan[2] Isopentan[3] Neopentan[4] Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pentane — noun An aliphatic hydrocarbon of chemical formula CH; either of the three isomers n pentane, methyl butane (isopentane), and di methyl propane (neopentane); volatile liquids under normal conditions …   Wiktionary

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