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What elements make up gasoline?
March 12, 2010 1:33AM
Gasoline is not a simple chemical compound, it is a mixture of hundreds of different compounds. Most of the composition of gasoline consists of hydrocarbons, which are usually considered hazardous. Some of these hydrocarbons are: benzene,
(up to 5% by volume), toluene (up to 35% by volume), naphthalene
(up to 1% by volume), trimethylbenzene (up to 7% by
volume), MTBE (up to 18% by volume), and
about ten others.