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Hydrocarbon  n.  (Chem.) A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane, benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives.
Hydrocarbon burner, Hydrocarbon furnace, Hydrocarbon stove, a burner, furnace, or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used.

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... separate into three distinct colorless fluids, the planes of demarkation being clearly discernible by transmitted light. Drop into the tube a particle of "acid magenta;" after again shaking the liquids together, the lower two zones will present different shades of red, while the supernatant hydrocarbon will remain ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885 • Various

Words linked to "Hydrocarbon" :   kerosine, provitamin, ethane, lamp oil, coal oil, gas oil, bitumen, organic compound, kerosene, gasolene, gasohol, petrol, terpene, naphtha, cymene, aromatic hydrocarbon, aromatic compound, dioxin, naphthalene, liquefied petroleum gas, gasoline, bottled gas, chlorobenzene

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