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The first member in the homologous series of alkanes.
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Alkanes are saturated hydrocarbons which can be organised into a homologous series.
Biogas can be produced from organic material (manure, plant waste, organic waste) using bacteria. Biogas is a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide; burning...
A solid substance formed at low temperatures on the ocean floors of Earth by the high pressure.
During the substitution reaction the hydrogen atoms of methane are substituted with chlorine atoms, the by-product is hydrogen chloride.
One of the products of the oxidation of ethanol.
The molecule has two enantiomers: stereoisomers that are mirror images of each other and are not superimposable.
Colourless, toxic liquid with a sweet odour.
Chloromethane can be prepared by heating a mixture of methane and chlorine.
It is produced by treating methane with chlorine gas and used as a solvent.
The best known alcohol, important in the food industry.
The simplest aldehyde.
A colourless, slightly viscous, hygroscopic liquid used in the production of formic acid, hydrogen cyanide and other organic compounds.
Formic acid is the simplest carboxylic acid.
The simplest saturated alcohol. A highly toxic compound, easily confusable with ethanol.
The ester of formic acid and methanol, an aroma compound found in certain fruits.
Also known as chloroform, used as a solvent in laboratories, earlier as an anaesthetic.