The sixth member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.
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Molar mass: 86.177 g/mol
Melting point: -95 °C (-139 °F)
Boiling point: 69 °C (156.2 °F)
Density: 0.6603 g/cm³ (0.0239 lb/in³)
Heat of combustion: -4,163.2 kJ/mol
Hexane is an open-chain, saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid. It does not dissolve in water but dissolves well in alcohol, ether, petrol and benzene. Its combustion products are carbon-dioxide and water.
Cyclohexane can be produced from it by dehydrocyclation and hexene by dehydrogenation.
Occurrence and production
Hexane is a component of petrol, also produced from it by cracking.
It is used in the extraction of oils and fats, in the textile industry and for filling thermometers.
A colorless liquid, easily solved by organic solvents but not by water.
Member of the cycloalkane homologous series.
The fifth member in the alkane homologous series. A colorless, combustible liquid.
Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons which can be organized into a homologous series.
The fourth member in the homologous series of alkanes.
The second member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.
The third member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.
An exercise about hydrocarbons.