Butane

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A organic compound with the formula C4H10. It is an alkane with 4 carbons. At atmospheric pressure and room temperature butane is found in a gas form. Butane is highly flammable, colourless and quickly vaporizes at room temperature. It was discovered in 1849 by Edward Frankland.

Butane is mainly used as a fuel by combining it to other compounds.

Butane can be harmful to ones health if inhaled and can cause euphoria, drowsiness, narcosis, asphyxia and cardiac arrythmia[1].

References

  1. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/butane



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