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i-butane (2-methyl-propane)

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n-butane

Etymology

Derived from the same stem as the foul-smelling carboxylic acid liberated in rancid butter, butyric acid + -ane.

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butane

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butane (s)
  1. (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon (either of the two isomers of C4H10 n-butane, and 2-methyl-propane) found in natural gas.
  2. (organic chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The n-butane isomer only.

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