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Propane is a gas that is used for cooking and heating.

...a propane gas cylinder.

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  • Propane — Propane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • propane — [ prɔpan ] n. m. • 1870; de (acide) propionique (1847), de pro , gr. piôn « gras » (« premier acide gras ») et ane ♦ Hydrocarbure saturé (C3H8), gaz inflammable, un des constituants du gaz naturel dont il est extrait. ● propane nom masculin (de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Propane — Pro pane, n. [Propyl + methane.] (Chem.) A heavy gaseous hydrocarbon, {C3H8}, of the paraffin series, occurring naturally dissolved in crude petroleum, and also made artificially; called also {propyl hydride}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • propane — colorless gas occurring in petroleum, 1866, with chemical suffix ane, from prop(ionic acid) (1850), from Fr. propionique (1847), from Gk. pro forward (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + pion fat (see FAT (Cf. fat) (adj.)), in reference to its being first in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • propane — ► NOUN ▪ a flammable hydrocarbon gas present in natural gas and used as bottled fuel …   English terms dictionary

  • propane — [prō′pān΄] n. [ PROP(YL) + (METH)ANE] a heavy, colorless, gaseous alkane, C3H8, occurring naturally in petroleum and used as a fuel, in aerosols, in refrigerants, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Propane — Not to be confused with propene. Propane …   Wikipedia

  • propane — /proh payn/, n. Chem. a colorless, flammable gas, C3H8, of the alkane series, occurring in petroleum and natural gas: used chiefly as a fuel and in organic synthesis. Also called dimethylmethane. [1866; PROP(IONIC) + ANE] * * * Colourless, easily …   Universalium

  • Propane — (C3H8)   A hydrocarbon gas, C3H8, occurring in crude oil, natural gas, and refinery cracking gas. It is used as a fuel, a solvent, and a refrigerant. Propane liquefies under pressure and is the major component of liquefied petroleum (LPG).   ***… …   Energy terms

  • propane —    An alkane having the formula C3H8. Propane is the major constituent of LP gas. Explosive limits of 2.4% to 9%. One cubic foot a propane has a heating value of 2500 BTU …   Forensic science glossary

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