Meaning of silane


Pronunciation: (sil'ān), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. Also calleda gas with an unpleasant odor, SiH, soluble in water: used as a doping agent for semiconductors in the production of solid-state devices.
  2. any of a class of silicon hydrides analogous to the alkanes.
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