Pentane (C₅H₁₂)

Pentane (C₅H₁₂)

The fifth member in the alkane homologous series. A colourless, combustible liquid.

Chemistry

Keywords

pentane, alkane, paraffin, saturated hydrocarbon, homologous series, constitutional isomerism, isomer, chemistry

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Ethane (C₂H₆)

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