Tetradecane

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetradecane (Chem) A light oily hydrocarbon, C14H30, of the marsh-gas series; -- so called from the fourteen carbon atoms in the molecule.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tetradecane A colorless hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)12CH3, of the methane series, prepared by the action of hydriodic acid and phosphorus on myristic acid. It melts at 5.5° C. and boils at 252.5° C.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tetra-, + Gr. ten