Methane vs Carbane - What's the difference?

methane | carbane |


As nouns the difference between methane and carbane

is that methane is (organic compound|uncountable) the simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, ch4, being a constituent of natural gas while carbane is (nonstandard|organic compound) a proposed systematic name for methane.

methane

Noun

  • (organic compound, uncountable) The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.
  • Cattle emit a large amount of methane .
  • (organic chemistry, countable) Any of very many derivatives of methane.
  • Synonyms

    * methyl hydride (appears in some chemistry literature) * carbon tetrahydride (qualifier)

    Derived terms

    * methane gas (an often-used term, although it really means methane )

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    carbane

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (nonstandard, organic compound) A proposed systematic name for methane.
  • Usage notes

    * This is not recommended by IUPAC