Hydrocarbon



[hahy-druh-kahr-buh n, hahy-druh-kahr-] /ˌhaɪ drəˈkɑr bən, ˈhaɪ drəˌkɑr-/

noun
1.
any of a class of compounds containing only hydrogen and , as an alkane, methane, CH 4 , an alkene, ethylene, C 2 H 4 , an alkyne, acetylene, C 2 H 2 , or an aromatic compound, benzene, C 6 H 6 .
/ˌhaɪdrəʊˈkɑːbən/
noun
1.
any organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen, such as the alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, terpenes, and arenes
n.

“compound of hydrogen and carbon,” 1826, formed in English from hydrogen + carbon.

hydrocarbon hy·dro·car·bon (hī’drə-kär’bən)
n.
An organic compound, such as benzene and methane, that contains only carbon and hydrogen.
hydrocarbon
(hī’drə-kär’bən)
Any of numerous organic compounds, such as benzene, that contain only carbon and hydrogen.

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