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methanal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n methanal a colorless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The flatulation from domesticated cows produce about 30% of the methane on this planet
    • n methanal Same as formaldehyde.
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Usage

In literature:

We use that heat to turn a chemical called methane into its component parts.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The air in the room was clear, completely free of the misty whirling methane ammonia of death that swirled around them outside.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
The gases left consisted largely of methane, nitrogen, and methyl ether.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Only two of them, methane and acetylene, will be discussed here.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
The seas of Eisberg were liquid methane containing dissolved ammonia.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Part of its methane and there's some ammonia in those crystals.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Hydrocarbon appears ordinarily as methane gas, but out there it rings up as CH.
"The Sky Trap" by Frank Belknap Long
Two of the planets were enveloped in methane, but the third had an earth-normal atmosphere.
"Impact" by Irving E. Cox
The equivalence of the four hydrogen atoms of methane rested on indirect evidence, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
These would be large planets rich in hydrogen, ammonia and methane.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
He was crossing the plain of methane snow with MacDonald, under the glowing Rings.
"The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmond Hamilton
Titan was over two thousand miles wide and appeared to have an atmosphere of methane.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
As methane is not self-inflammable there remains the difficulty of explaining how it becomes lighted.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
All we need trouble about, however, is the first two, Methane and Ethane.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
Like aluminium carbide it is slowly decomposed by water with the production of methane.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
About 10% of methane is also found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
C.; and also by passing the vapour of diphenyl methane through a red hot tube.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
On the formation of formaldehyde by the oxidation of methane at high temperatures, see W.A.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
The principal constituent of natural gas is always methane, CH4, of which it contains from 68.4 to 94.0% by volume.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
These include studies at high pressure with liquid ammonia, methane, and other reducing compounds.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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In news:

Earth has plenty of methane, key ingredient of natural gas.
TIFTON — From wood pellet and biodiesel production or mining landfills for methane to running county patrol cars and busses on everything from propane to peanut oil — Georgia has become a laboratory for testing new energy technologies.
Thanks to a methane digester in Corvallis, all the news about Oregon's Business Energy Tax Credit isn't bad.
Methane Making An Appearance In Pa.
Possible sources of methane and methods for its removal from the martian environment.
The long-anticipated atmospheric chemistry results did not reveal the presence of methane in the thin Martian air at Gale crater on Mars.
Wants County To Address Landfill's Methane Gas Buildup .
M-bathcarboncredits-013009 City hopes to turn methane into money.
BATH — City staff are looking into a program to turn methane burned off at the city landfill into dollars for the city's coffers.
Harnesses methane from coal plant for energy.
Methane levels in Damascus Township are compared to those near Dimock.
Methane problem found in Bradford County .
Why search for life on Mars targets methane .
The hunt for life on Mars took a new turn today (Nov. 2), with the news that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity detected no methane in its first few sniffs of Red Planet air.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a possible methane migration problem near a Royal Dutch Shell drilling site in Tioga County.
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In science:

It also has a narrow band methane filter (CH4 l; 1.64– 1.74µm) that we used to measure one of the new T dwarfs presented here.
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey
Finally, our LGS photometry indicates the presence of H -band methane absorption in component B (§ 3.2), inconsistent with the background star hypothesis.
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
The resolved (CH4s − H ) colors provide more accurate estimates of the spectral types than the broadband colors, as the H -band methane absorption correlates well with overall near-IR spectral type (e.g., Figure 2 of Tinney et al. 2005).
Discovery of a Highly Unequal-Mass Binary T Dwarf with Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Coevality Test of Substellar Theoretical Models and Effective Temperatures
This starting ice mixture did not contain any organic compound such as methanol (CH3OH) and methane (CH4).
Recent Progress in Chirality Research Using Circularly Polarized Light
We find that the methan ol sources are moving upward (toward increasing Galactic latitude) while NML Cyg and Cyg OB2 are moving downward from the Galactic plane.
The Distance and Size of the Red Hypergiant NML Cyg from VLBA and VLA Astrometry
The sample is now placed in a CVD oven, where CNTs grow out of the catalyst particles in a mixture of hydrogen and methane at a temperature of 900 ◦C.
Probing the charge of a quantum dot with a nanomechanical resonator
Hayashi, Y. & Tachibana, K. 1994 Observation of Coulombcrystal formation from carbon particles grown in a methane plasma.
Clustering of Ions at Atomic Dimensions in Quantum Plasmas
Methane seems, therefore, to be the species that could show the most important abundance differences between the evening and morning limbs.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
L’ or ‘T’, including the first field methane (‘T’) dwarfs and the first stars of spectral type intermediate between ‘L’ and ‘T’.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Technical Summary
The gas mixture consists of boil-off helium in bulk, with a small admixture of natural gas from a deep well boiled off at 112K (in practice, pure methane).
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
The gas system is also slightly complicated by having two circulation systems, a helium-methane inside the balloon and another mixture (helium with perhaps nitrogen, same proportions) outside the balloon and at a slightly lower pressure.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
The need for quenching requires the use of some fraction of methane in our Helium gas.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
It is therefore natural to assume that the 14C/12C ratio in deep-well methane should vary from site to site.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
This chemical process will create molecules with at least two carbon atoms which can be separated from methane via boil-off.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
If our hypothesis is correct, then the dominant source of 14C in methane is from neutron capture by 13C.
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
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