Meaning of METHANE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈme-ˌthān, Britain usually ]

ˈmē- noun

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary

Date: 1867

: a colorless odorless flammable gaseous hydrocarbon CH 4 that is a product of decomposition of organic matter and of the carbonization of coal, is used as a fuel and as a starting material in chemical synthesis, and is the simplest of the alkanes

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