Octane is a straight-chain alkane which includes 8 carbon atoms. Octane is a colourless liquid with the odour of gasoline. It is an organic chemical compound and is a chief element of gasoline (petrol). It is a volatile and highly flammable colourless liquid. Octane features 18 isomers and 2, 2, 4-trimethylpentane also known isooctane is one of the main isomers of octane. Let us know the chemical composition and other details.
|Chemical names||n-octane, 111-65-9 Oktan, Oktanen|
|density||0.703 g cm−3|
|Boiling point||125.1 to 126.1 °C|
|Melting point||−57.1 to −56.6 °C|
Octane Structural Formula
Octane has many structural isomers that differ by location and the amount of branching in the carbon chain. The structural formula for octane is as shown in the figure below.
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