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Volatile hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons that are liquid at normal pressure and temperature but have a high vapor pressure and therefore evaporate rapidly. Some examples of volatile hydrocarbons include toluene, methylene chloride, and acetone.

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Are hydrocarbons volatile?

There are a very broad range of chemicals that fall under the heading of hydrocarbons. Many hydrocarbons, such as methane, gasoline, etc., are quite volatile, but tar is also a mixture of hydrocarbons, and it is not volatile.

Is alcohol volatile?

Yes, alcohol is considered a volatile substance. While it is not the most volatile compared to other hydrocarbons, it is more volatile than water.

Why is petrol a volatile liquid?

because it has short-chain hydrocarbons

What is the most volatile element besides the hydrocarbons?

I can tell you one thing for certain: hydrocarbons aren't elements. They're made of hydrogen and carbon, both of which are elements themselves.

Why are smaller hydrocarbons more volatile?

Err, they're not. Larger hydrocarbons have more bonds to break, so require more energy, or time, to evaporate.

What is meant by cracking crude oil?

breaking carbon-carbon bonds to turn longer chain hydrocarbons into shorter more volatile hydrocarbons like those used in gasoline.

What is the effect of volatile substances and water on calorific value of coal?

Volatile elements (hydrocarbons) increase the value, moisture takes up space, absorbs heat and lowers the value.

How are small hydrocarbons different from larger hydrocarbons?

shorter hydrocarbon chains are easier to ignite, less viscous, a lower boiling point and more volatile. this makes them more useful, so longer chains are often cracked to make the smaller hydrocarbons

What substance makes fire grow faster?

Various volatile hydrocarbons will do this, such as gasoline, kerosene, etc. You also need oxygen present

What is a hydrocarbon used for?

Hydrocarbons are one of the Earth's most important energy resources. The predominant use of hydrocarbons is as a combustible fuel source. In their solid form, hydrocarbons take the form of asphalt. Mixtures of volatile hydrocarbons are now used in preference to the chlorofluorocarbons as a propellant for aerosol sprays, due to chlorofluorocarbon's impact on the ozone layer.

Is petrol a mixture or compound?

Petrol is a mixture of hydrocarbons. It is used as a fuel.

Heating what will cause it t break down into water and carbon?

Hydrocarbons and/or carbohydrates. Any volatile liquid, like ethane, ethonyl, gasoline, etc.

Which hydrocarbon is most volatile and which is least volatile?

Most - CH4 Least - unanswerable as so very many high molecular weight hydrocarbons have almost no vapour pressure. Hydrocarbon would include compounds such as macro-molecules of rubbers and other 3 dimensional polymers.

What gas does fire cause?

gasoline- A volatile mixture of flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived chiefly from crude petroleum and used principally as a fuel for internal-combustion engines

What has the author David F LaBranche written?

David F. LaBranche has written: 'Stripping volatile organic compounds and petroleum hydrocarbons from water by tray aeration' -- subject(s): Air stripping process, Environmental aspects, Environmental aspects of Volatile organic compounds, Hazardous waste site remediation, Purification, Volatile organic compounds, Water

Why does the volatility of hydrocarbons becomes less as the hydrocarbons get bigger?

"volatile" means it turns into gas more easily. liquids turn into gasses when the temperature increases and all the bonds break apart. the smaller the hydrocarbon chains,the fewer bonds that need to break so the faster it will turn to gas.

Does marvel mystery oil contain alcohol?

Not exactly. According to the MSDS, the 3 volatile ingredients are: Mineral Spirits, Naptha, and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons. The first two are petroleum based.

Why are alcohols volatile?

They aren't particularly volatile. In fact, they're far less volatile than hydrocarbons of similar molecular weight: * Ethanol (mw 46) boils at 352 K; propane (mw 44) boils at 231 K. * Phenol (mw 94) boils at 455 K; toluene (mw 92) boils at 384 K.

Can RAM be volatile and non volatile?


Why is the fuel used in cars called 'gas' when it is a liquid not a gas?

It is a North American term, a short form of Gasoline. A volatile mixture of flammable hydrocarbons derived chiefly from crude petroleum

What is a volatile and non-volatile solute?

volatile will evaporate

Is DRAM volatile or non-volatile?

DRAM is volatile.

What are hydrocarbons and substituted hydrocarbons?

hydrocarbons are the organic compounds of carbon and hydrogen

Is glue flammable?

Solvent based glues containing volatile aromatics or hydrocarbons are flammable. Water based glues are not flammable when wet but may burn when dry as would any organic material.

Is a Ram a volatile?

RAM is a volatile Memory. But ROM is not volatile.

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