Alane vs Aland - What's the difference?
As a noun alane
As a proper noun aland is
(inorganic compound) aluminium hydride, AlH3
(organic chemistry) Any organic derivative of this compound
This is the current IUPAC name, but is to be replaced by alumane because the systematically derived name of the -AlH2 group would be alanyl which is already used as a derivative of alanine.
(obsolete) On dry land, as opposed to in the water.
*1609 , (William Shakespeare), Pericles , V:
*:I maruell how the Fishes liue in the Sea [...] Why, as Men doe a-land .
*c. 1541 , The Chronicle of Calais , London 1846:
*:Henry the Eighth [...] departed out of England from Sowthampton, with a great navy of shipps to set that company aland in Spayne, for to helpe the kynge of Spayne agaynste the Frenche kynge [...].