Petrol vs Heptane - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between petrol and heptane

is that petrol is (chiefly|au|nz|uk) petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, commonly used as a motor fuel while heptane is (organic compound) any of the nine isomers of the saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon c7h16, obtained from petroleum, especially n-heptane (ch3(ch2)5ch3).

petrol

English

(wikipedia petrol)

Noun

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  • (chiefly, AU, NZ, UK) Petroleum, a fluid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, primarily consisting of octane, commonly used as a motor fuel.
  • * 1987 October 29, Advertisement, , page 31,
  • We were the first company to introduce unleaded petrol in Britain, opening our first pump in June 1986.
  • * 2000 September 27, Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 106th Congress, Second Session , Volume 146, Part 14, page 19605,
  • European oil firms are beginning to follow the example of their American counterparts by adding convenience stores to their pumps: the typical American petrol station now makes some 40 percent of its profits from the sale of non-oil products, such as cigarettes and beer.
  • * 2003 , S. Srinivasan, Automotive Mechanics , Tata McGraw Hill, India, 2nd Edition, page 149,
  • At a crank angle 6° before the TDC, the electric spark ignites the petrol mixture.
  • * 2006 February 10, Kenya Gazette , page 354,
  • He also admitted that when big trucks bring in petrol , they park along Langata Road.
  • * 2006 August, Economic Scenario'', '' , page 218,
  • The increase in rates comes just a few days after India raised petrol prices by 9-2% and diesel prices by 6-6% which boosed inflation expectations in Indian economy.
  • * 2008 , Robin Stonecash, Joshua Gans, Stephen King, Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Macroeconomics , Cengage Learning Australia, page 122,
  • Most major Australian cities receive their petrol from a single refinery.

    Synonyms

    * (US) gasoline, gas

    Derived terms

    * petrol bomb * petrol station * petrol tank

    See also

    * diesel * kerosene * leaded * lead-free * paraffin * petroil * unleaded

    heptane

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic compound) Any of the nine isomers of the saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon C7H16, obtained from petroleum, especially n-heptane (CH3(CH2)5CH3)
  • Derived terms

    * cycloheptane

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