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Methane vs. Methanol

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  • Methane (noun)

    The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.

    "Cattle emit a large amount of methane."

  • Methane (noun)

    Any of very many derivatives of methane.

  • Methanol (noun)

    The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.

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  • Methane (noun)

    A light, colorless, gaseous, inflammable hydrocarbon, CH4; marsh gas. It is the simplest of the aliphatic hydrocarbons. See Marsh gas, under Gas.

  • Methanol (noun)

    The simplest alcohol of the paraffin series, CH3.OH; methyl alcohol. Called also wood alcohol. It is used as an antifreeze solvent, as a fuel, and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol.

Webster Dictionary
  • Methane (noun)

    a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

  • Methanol (noun)

    a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol

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