meaning of -ane

-ane meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming aspect in substance use, indicating a chain of carbon atoms without any double bonds, recommended 1866 by German chemist August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818-1892) to go with -ene, -ine (2), -one.

Sentence Examples with the word -ane

The unsaturated members of the series are named on the Geneva system in which the termination -ane is replaced by-ene, -diene, -triene, according to the number of double linkages in the compound, the position of such double linkages being shown by a numeral immediately following the suffix -ene; for example I.

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