See also: Silane
silane (plural silanes)
- (chemistry) Any of a group of silicon hydrides that are analogous to alkanes (the paraffin hydrocarbons); especially the parent compound SiH4
- (inorganic chemistry) monosilane (SiH₄)
- (organic chemistry) Any organic derivative of monosilane
a silicon hydride that is analogous to alkanes
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