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Ethane Properties


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Ethane is a chemical compound with chemical formula C2H6. It is the only two-carbon alkane that is an aliphatic hydrocarbon. At standard temperature and pressure, ethane is a colorless, odorless gas. Ethane is isolated on an industrial scale from natural gas, and as a byproduct of petroleum refining. Its chief use is as petrochemical feedstock for ethylene production

Chemical Properties

Acidity 50
Appearance Colourless gas
Boiling Point -89 °C
CAS Number 74-84-0
Density 1.282 kg/m3
EINECS Number 200-814-8
Melting Point -181.76 °C
Molar Mass 30.07 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H6
NFPA 704 H-1,F-4,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number KH3800000
Related Compounds Methane;Propane
Synonyms Refrigerated liquid;Ethyl hydride;Methylmethane uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X