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.