Definitions for naphthaˈnæf θə, ˈnæp-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

naph•thaˈnæf θə, ˈnæp-(n.)

  1. a colorless, volatile petroleum distillate, usu. an intermediate product between gasoline and benzine, used as a solvent and as a fuel.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. any of various similar liquids distilled from other products.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of naphtha:

1565–75; < L < Gk náphthas, perh. < Iranian *nafta, der. of *nab- to be damp

naph′thous(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. naphtha(noun)

    any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents

Wiktionary

  1. naphtha(Noun)

    Naturally-occurring liquid petroleum.

  2. naphtha(Noun)

    Any of a wide variety of aliphatic or aromatic liquid hydrocarbon mixtures distilled from petroleum or coal tar, especially as used in solvents or petrol.

  3. Origin: From naphtha, from νάφθα, ultimately from 03B403B303AB. The Greek mediation is reflected in the spelling – ‘ph’ and ‘th’ (from ‘φ’ and ‘θ’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naphtha(noun)

    the complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil. Specifically: That portion of the distillate obtained in the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between the lighter gasoline and the heavier benzine, and has a specific gravity of about 0.7, -- used as a solvent for varnishes, as a carburetant, illuminant, etc

  2. Naphtha(noun)

    one of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum; as, Boghead naphtha, from Boghead coal (obtained at Boghead, Scotland); crude naphtha, or light oil, from coal tar; wood naphtha, from wood, etc

Freebase

  1. Naphtha

    Naphtha normally refers to a number of flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, i.e. a component of natural gas condensate or a distillation product from petroleum, coal tar, or peat boiling in a certain range and containing certain hydrocarbons. It is a broad term covering among the lightest and most volatile fractions of the liquid hydrocarbons in petroleum. Naphtha is a colorless to reddish-brown volatile aromatic liquid, very similar to gasoline. In petroleum engineering, full range naphtha is defined as the fraction of hydrocarbons in petroleum boiling between 30 °C and 200 °C. It consists of a complex mixture of hydrocarbon molecules generally having between 5 and 12 carbon atoms. It typically constitutes 15–30% of crude oil, by weight. Light naphtha is the fraction boiling between 30 °C and 90 °C and consists of molecules with 5–6 carbon atoms. Heavy naphtha boils between 90 °C and 200 °C and consists of molecules with 6–12 carbons. Naphtha is used primarily as feedstock for producing high octane gasoline. It is also used in the bitumen mining industry as a diluent, the petrochemical industry for producing olefins in steam crackers, and the chemical industry for solvent applications. Common products made with it include lighter fluid, fuel for camp stoves, and some cleaning solvents. Light Naphtha is also used directly as a blending component in the production of gasoline.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Naphtha

    a liquid hydro-carbon of an inflammable nature that exudes from the earth or is distilled from coal-tar, &c.

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