Definitions for octaneˈɒk teɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•taneˈɒk teɪn(n.)

  1. any of 18 isomeric saturated hydrocarbons having the formula C8H18, some of which are obtained in the distillation of petroleum.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of octane:

1870–75; < L oct(ō) or Gk oct(ṓ) eight+ -ane

Princeton's WordNet

  1. octane(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. octane(Noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Octane

    Octane is a hydrocarbon and an alkane with the chemical formula C8H18, and the condensed structural formula CH3(CH2)6CH3. Octane has many structural isomers that differ by the amount and location of branching in the carbon chain. One of these isomers, 2,2,4-trimethylpentane is used as one of the standard values in the octane rating scale. As with all low-molecular weight hydrocarbons, octane and its isomers are very flammable and are components of gasoline.

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