Meaning of heptane

hep•tane

Pronunciation: (hep'tān), [key]
— n.
  1. any of nine isomeric hydrocarbons, CH, of the alkane series, some of which are obtained from petroleum: used in fuels as solvents, and as chemical intermediates.
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