Alkane vs Pristane - What's the difference?

alkane | pristane |


As nouns the difference between alkane and pristane

is that alkane is while pristane is (organic compound) a natural saturated terpenoid alkane, 2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane , used as a lubricant, an anticorrosion agent, and in medical research.

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 ----

    pristane

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia pristane)
  • (organic compound) A natural saturated terpenoid alkane, 2,6,10,14-tetramethylpentadecane , used as a lubricant, an anticorrosion agent, and in medical research.
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