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Methane

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Methane

Molecular formula: CH4 CAS# 74-82-8
Categories: Alkane
Names
English:
Methane(IUPAC) [Wiki]
Tetrahydridocarbon
Русский:
Метан(IUPAC) [Wiki]
Latina:
Methanum [Wiki]
German:
Carban
Methan [Wiki]
Methylwasserstoff
R50
العربية:
ميثان [Wiki]
Ελληνικά:
Μεθάνιο(IUPAC) [Wiki]
Español:
Gas del pantano
Hidruro de metilo
Metano(IUPAC) [Wiki]
Tetrahidruro de carbono
French:
Méthane(IUPAC) [Wiki]
hydrure de méthyle
हिन्दी:
मिथेन [Wiki]
Italiano:
Metano(IUPAC) [Wiki]
gas di palude
grisou
tetraidruro di carbonio
日本語:
エコガス
メタン [Wiki]
天然ガス
沼気
中文:
天然气
沼气
生物气
甲烷 [Wiki]
Português:
Metano [Wiki]

Variants of the formula:

CH4
H-C-H; H|#C|H
H|C<`/H><_(A65,w+)H>_(A20,d+)H
Related Compounds
Next homologue: Ethane
Elemental composition
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Symbol Element Atomic weight Number of atoms Mass percent

Reactions in which Methane is involved

  • CH4 + H2O <=> CO + 3H2
  • 2CH4 + O2 <=> 2CO + 4H2
  • 2CH4 + 2NH3 + 3O2 -> 2HCN + 6H2O
  • CH4 + O2 -> HCHO + H2O
  • Al4C3 + 12H2O -> 4Al(OH)3 + 3CH4