an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
A compound consisting only of carbon and hydrogen atoms.
a compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane, benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives
Origin: [Hydro-, 2 + carbon.]
In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon. Hydrocarbons from which one hydrogen atom has been removed are functional groups, called hydrocarbyls. Aromatic hydrocarbons, alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes and alkyne-based compounds are different types of hydrocarbons. The majority of hydrocarbons found on earth naturally occur in crude oil, where decomposed organic matter provides an abundance of carbon and hydrogen which, when bonded, can catenate to form seemingly limitless chains.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī-dro-kär′bon, n. a compound of hydrogen and carbon.—Hydrocarbon furnace, a furnace in which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used.
The numerical value of hydrocarbon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of hydrocarbon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of hydrocarbon in a Sentence
The decisions will not affect in the slightest our country's determination to continue hydrocarbon activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The discovery of significant hydrocarbon reserves in the east Mediterranean and at Zohr, can and must be a catalyst for wider regional cooperation.
Access to capital in the current climate is hard to come by... however, we do highlight that Gulfsands have a compelling acreage position in multiple hydrocarbon provinces.
We can not burn all the hydrocarbon resources we have on the planet in an unmitigated way and not expect to have a CO2 loading in the atmosphere that is often being linked to the 2C scenario.
There are an increasing number of funds that have it as a stated policy that they will not invest in hydrocarbon-related companies, that necessarily decreases the universe of funds that can invest in the Aramco IPO.
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- hidrocarburCatalan, Valencian
- karbonhydrid, kulbrinteDanish
- kolvetni, kolvatnsefni, vetniskolIcelandic
- hydrokarbonNorwegian Nynorsk
- hidrocarburi, hidrocarburăRomanian
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