2-methylpropane

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&nbsp;2-methylpropane is an organic compound made up of hydrogen and carbon. It's carbon chain is 3 carbons long that are all attached to hydrogens and the second carbon along is attached to a methyl group<ref>{{ https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/59915248
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2-methylpropane is an organic [[Compound|compound]] made up of [[Hydrogen|hydrogen]] and [[Carbon|carbon]]. Its carbon chain is 3 carbons long that are all attached to hydrogens and the second carbon along is attached to a [[methyl group|methyl group]]<ref>{{ https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/59915248 }}</ref>. Also known as i-butane, occupying the chemical formula HC(CH<sub>3</sub>)<sub>3</sub>, is the simplest alkane with a tertiary carbon. I-butane is a precursor molecule in the petrochemical industry, such as the production of [[isooctane|isooctane]]. The production of isooctane is useful because it is used as a fuel. 2-methylpropane is useful to chemical engineers because not only is it used in chemical synthesis of useful fuels, but it has a relatively low vapour density (21 degrees Celcius) which means it can be stored easily and safely<ref>{{ https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/295450}}</ref>. On the contrary, 2-methylpropane should be handled with caution, such as eyeshields and gloves should be used.
  
}}</ref>. Also known as i-butane, occupying the chemical formula HC(CH3)3, is the simplest alkane with a tertiary carbon. I-butane is a precursor molecule in the petrochemcial industry, such as the production of isooctane. The production of isooctane is useful because it is used as a fuel. 2-methylpropane is useful to chemical engineers because not only is it used in chemical synthesis of useful fuels, but it has a relatively low vapor density (21 degrees celcius) which means it can be stored easily and safely <ref>{{ https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/295450?lang=en&amp;region=GB
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Latest revision as of 20:10, 10 December 2018

2-methylpropane is an organic compound made up of hydrogen and carbon. Its carbon chain is 3 carbons long that are all attached to hydrogens and the second carbon along is attached to a methyl group[1]. Also known as i-butane, occupying the chemical formula HC(CH3)3, is the simplest alkane with a tertiary carbon. I-butane is a precursor molecule in the petrochemical industry, such as the production of isooctane. The production of isooctane is useful because it is used as a fuel. 2-methylpropane is useful to chemical engineers because not only is it used in chemical synthesis of useful fuels, but it has a relatively low vapour density (21 degrees Celcius) which means it can be stored easily and safely[2]. On the contrary, 2-methylpropane should be handled with caution, such as eyeshields and gloves should be used.

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  1. Template:Https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/59915248
  2. Template:Https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/295450
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