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a.k.a. Marsh gas, methyl hydride
Formula - CH
Simplest member of the aliphatic hydrocarbon series.
Colorless, odorless, non-poisonous, flammable gas
M.W. = 16.04; 74.87% C, 25.13% H
Burns with pale, faintly luminous flame
Density (gas) = 0.554; or 0.7168 g/L
Melting point = -182.6 degr. C; Boiling point = 161.4 degr. C
Water solubility is 3.5 ml/dL at 17 degr. C. Soluble in alcohol, ether, other organic solvents.
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