Methane vs Methanol - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between methane and methanol

is that methane is (organic compound|uncountable) the simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, ch4, being a constituent of natural gas while methanol is (organic compound) the simplest aliphatic alcohol, ch3oh; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.

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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    methanol

    English

    Noun

  • (organic compound) The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.
  • Synonyms

    * methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha, wood spirits

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