Nondecane

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nondecane (Chem) A hydrocarbon of the paraffin series, a white waxy substance, C19H40; -- so called from the number of carbon atoms in the molecule.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nondecane A colorless compound of the methane series, CH3(CH2)17CH3, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on the corresponding dichlorid and contained in the paraffin from bituminous shale. It melts at 32° C. and boils at 330° C. Also called nonadecane and enndecane.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nonus, ninth + dec,em ten