Alkane vs Alane - What's the difference?

alkane | alane |


As nouns the difference between alkane and alane

is that alkane is while alane is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

alkane

English

(wikipedia alkane)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.
  • Derived terms

    * chlorofluoroalkane * cycloalkane * hydrofluoroalkane

    Hypernyms

    * hydrocarbon

    Hyponyms

    * methane * ethane * propane * butane * pentane * hexane * heptane * octane * nonane * decane * undecane * dodecane * hexadecane * tetracosane ----

    alane

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (inorganic compound) aluminium hydride, AlH3
  • (organic chemistry) Any organic derivative of this compound
  • Usage notes

    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.