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Is c2h6 a alkane?


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Answered 2013-12-15 12:31:59

Yes, it is ethane. The alkanes have general formula CnH2n+2 (n is 2 here)

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What kind of compound is c2h6?

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What do ethane and ethanol have in common?

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