Propane (C₃H₈)

Propane (C₃H₈)

The third member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

Chemistry

Keywords

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Butane (C₄H₁₀)

The fourth member in the homologous series of alkanes.

Ethane (C₂H₆)

The second member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

Hexane (C₆H₁₄)

The sixth member in the homologous series of straight-chain alkanes.

Pentane (C₅H₁₂)

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

2,2 dimethylpropane (C₅H₁₂)

Colourless, odourless gas used as a standard in NMR spectroscopy.

2-methylpropane (isobutane, C₄H₁₀)

An isomer of butane, a colourless, flammable gas.

Acetone (C₃H₆O)

The simplest representative of ketones.

Alkanes

Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons which can be organised into a homologous series.

Prop-1-ene (C₃H₆)

The monomer of polypropylene.

Conformations of ethane

The staggered conformation of ethane is more stable than the eclipsed conformation.

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