Decane Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Decane Properties


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Decane is an alkane hydrocarbon. 75 isomers of decane exist, all of which are flammable liquids. Decane is one of the components of gasoline (petrol). Like other alkanes, it is nonpolar and therefore will not dissolve in polar liquids such as water. It is used as a solvent and to make other chemicals.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 174.1 °C
CAS Number 124-18-5
Density 0.73 g/ml
EINECS Number 204-686-4
HS Code 29011090
InChI 1S/C10H22/c1-3-5-7-9-10-8-6-4-2/h3-10H2,1-2H3
Melting Point −27.9 °C
Molar Mass 142.29 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H22
NFPA 704 H-0,F-2,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number HD6550000
Refractive n20/D 1.411
Solubility Immiscible
Synonyms CactusNormal Paraffin N 10;NSC 8781;n-Decane
Viscosity 0.92 cP