Translation of ethane in Spanish:


etano, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɛθˌeɪn/ /ˈiːθeɪn/ /ˈɛθeɪn/

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    etano masculine
    • It consists mainly of methane, the simplest hydrocarbon, as well as small amounts of heavier, more complex hydrocarbons such as ethane, butane and propane.
    • The gas component may be ethane, propane, butane, carbon dioxide, or hydrogen sulphide, but is most commonly methane.
    • Some familiar examples include methane, ethane, propane, and kerosene.
    • The samples showed high concentrations of methane, ethane, butane, and propane, gases in a class of hydrocarbons called alkanes.
    • For example, the alcohol derivative of methane is methanol and of ethane is ethanol.
    • Earth-based and space-based observers have long known that Titan's atmosphere contains methane, ethane, acetylene and many other hydrocarbon compounds.