A member of the alkane series, a colourless, odourless gas at room temperature. In liquid form it is often referred to as Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). It is extracted from natural gas or refinery gas streams. It is used as a fuel and as a raw material for building more complex organic molecules. Propane is the third member of the alkane series.


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Atomic / Molecular Weight 44.11 gmol-1Clip
Melting Point 83 KClip
Boiling Point 231 KClip
Flash Point 200 KClip
Ratio of Specific Heats 1.124 Clip
Heat of Combustion 2220 kJ mol-1Clip
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See also: Butane, Liquefied Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, Methane.

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Subjects: Chemistry