Formula For Octane

Octane Chemical Formula

Octane is a straight chain alkane which includes 8 carbon atoms. Octane is a colorless liquid with the odor of gasoline. It is an organic chemical compound and is a chief element of gasoline (petrol). It is volatile and highly flammable colorless 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 formula C8H18
Density 114.232 g/mol
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.

Octane Structural Formula

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