methane (CH4)

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Colorless, odorless, but flammable hydrocarbon gas that is the chief constituent (about 75 to 99 percent) of natural gas. It is non-toxic but works like an asphyxiant and is one of the major hothouse gases. Methane is converted into methanol by catalytic oxidation.

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I learned about methane today in chemistry class and what it was made out of which was very interesting to me.
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Fuel Natural gas Liquefied natural gas Power to gas Liquid methane rocket fuel Laboratory synthesis[edit] methane can also be produced by the destructive distillation of acetic acid in the presence of soda lime or similar. Acetic acid is decarboxylated in this process. methane can also be prepared by reaction of aluminium carbide with water or strong acids
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There was a substantial amount of methane gas released by the reaction. This was measured by our top scientists at our lab.
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