A normally gaseous straight-chain or branch-chain hydrocarbon extracted from hydrocarbon extracted from natural gas or refinery gas streams. It includes isobutane and normal butane and is designated in ASTM Specification D1835 and Gas Processors Association Specifications for commercial butane.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
  A hydrocarbon gas found in the earth along with natural gas and oil. Butane turns into a liquid when put under pressure. It is sold as bottled gas. It is used to run heaters, stoves and motors, and to help make petrochemicals.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

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  • Butane — Butane …   Wikipédia en Français

  • butane — [ bytan ] n. m. • 1874; du rad. de but(ylique) et suff. chim. ane ♦ Cour. Hydrocarbure saturé, gazeux et liquéfiable, employé comme combustible (C4H10). Le butane et le propane. Une bouteille de butane. Une cuisinière au butane. Appos. Gaz butane …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Butane — (Butylwasserstoffe), gasförmige Kohlenwasserstoffe der Grenzreihe von der Zusammensetzung C4H10. Normales Butan von der Formel CH3–CH2–CH2–CH3 ist ein farbloses, bei +1° zu einer Flüssigkeit kondensierbares, im amerikanischen… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Butane —   [Kurzwort], Singular Butan das, s, zu den Alkanen zählende Kohlenwasserstoffe mit der Summenformel C4H10, die in den zwei Strukturisomeren n Butan und Isobutan auftreten. Butane kommen in Erdgas, Erdöl und Erdölverarbeitungsprodukten… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • butane — [byo͞o′tān΄, byo͞o tān′] n. [ BUT(YL) + ANE] either of two alkanes (normal butane and isobutane) having the same formula, C4H10, but different structures and used esp. as a fuel …   English World dictionary

  • Butane — Bu tane (b[=u] t[=a]n), n. [L. butyrum butter. See {Butter}.] (Chem.) An inflammable gaseous saturated hydrocarbon, {C4H10}, of the marsh gas, or paraffin, series. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Butane — C4H10, Kohlenwasserstoffe der Äthanreihe. Normales Butan (Primäres Butan, Diäthyl) CH3.CH2.CH2.CH3 findet sich im amerikanischen Erdöl, in den Destillationsprodukten der Kannelkohle und entsteht aus Jodäthyl und Zink bei 150°. Sekundäres Butan… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • butane — paraffin hydrocarbon, 1875, from but(yl), hydrocarbon from butyric acid, a product of fermentation found in rancid butter, from L. butyrum (see BUTTER (Cf. butter)) + chemical suffix ane …   Etymology dictionary

  • butane — ► NOUN ▪ a flammable hydrocarbon gas present in petroleum and natural gas and used as a fuel. ORIGIN ultimately from Latin butyrum butter …   English terms dictionary

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  • Butane — Eigenschaften der Butane Name n Butan[1] Isobutan[2] Strukturformel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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