hexane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hexane a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hexane (Chem) Any one of five hydrocarbons, C6H14, of the paraffin series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hexane The sixth member (C6H14) of the paraffin series of hydrocarbons. It is a liquid, boiling at about 60° C., found in various natural oils.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "e`x six

Usage

In literature:

He went directly to the Vorkulian fortress, bare now of hexan life and devoid of hexan snares and traps.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
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In news:

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In science:

We calculate the Hamaker constant of the system and show how, within a modified Cahn theory, accurate predictions of the first-order transition temperatures can be obtained for n-alkanes (pentane and hexane) on water and even on brine.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
In recent experiments, n-alkanes of medium chain length (pentane, hexane, and heptane) have been observed to undergo two, instead of just one, changes of the wetting state when they are deposited on (salt) water and the temperature is raised subsequently [1, 2, 3].
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
In the next section, we will outline the main features of a complete and consistent mean-field theory of the wetting behavior of n-alkanes of medium chain length (pentane and hexane) on pure water and on brine, respectively, for various concentrations of salt.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
We employ the theory outlined in the preceding section to calculate the transition temperatures as a function of the salinity of the substrate and contact angles as a function of temperature in the sequential wetting of n-alkanes, namely pentane and hexane, on salt water.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
Figure 1 shows the calculated first-order and critical transition temperatures for pentane and hexane, respectively, on brine in the concentration range 0 ≤ cNaCl ≤ 2.5 mol/L.
Transition temperatures and contact angles in the sequential-wetting scenario of n-alkanes on (salt) water
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