Ethane (C₂H₆)

Ethane (C₂H₆)

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

Chemistry

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Alkanes

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

Ethene (ethylene) (C₂H₄)

The first member in the homologous series of 1-alkenes.

Ethyne (acetylene) (C₂H₂)

The first member of the homologous series of alkyne hydrocarbons.

Acetaldehyde (ethanal) (CH₃CHO)

An aldehyde which is an important raw material and intermediate product in industry.

Acetamide (ethanamide) (C₂H₅NO)

A white, odourless crystalline compound.

Acetic acid (ethanoic acid) (CH₃COOH)

One of the products of the oxidation of ethanol.

Benzene (C₆H₆)

Benzene is the simplest aromatic hydrocarbon.

Butane (C₄H₁₀)

The fourth member in the homologous series of alkanes.

Conformations of ethane

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

Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) (C₂H₅OH)

The best known alcohol, important in the food industry.

Ethyl acetate (C₄H₈O₂)

One of the most important esters, produced by the reaction of ethanol and acetic acid.

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.

Propane (C₃H₈)

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

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