Methane

The first alkane. Occurs naturally as marsh gas and in oil wells.


Symbol
CH4

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Density 0.717 kgm-3Clip
Boiling Point 109 KClip
Specific heat capacity 2200 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of evaporation 511000 Jkg-1Clip
Ratio of Specific Heats 1.313 Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.0302 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractivity 0.000444 Clip
Viscosity 0.0000103 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 1.43654114365411E-05 m2s-1Clip
Critical Temperature 191 KClip
Critical Pressure 4620000 PaClip
Critical Volume 0.0000987 m3mol-1Clip
de Broglie wavelength 0.00000000004 mClip
Heat of Combustion 890.4 kJ mol-1Clip
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See also: Butane, Global Warming Potential, Greenhouse Gases, Methane Recovery, Propane.

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Subjects: Chemistry