Butane has four carbon atoms and follows the general formula CnH2n+2.
Butane(C4H10) is a gas at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Butane is a highly flammable, colourless, easily liquefied gas that quickly vaporizes at room temperature. There are thirteen covalent bonds in butane. There are 3 carbon-carbon bonds and 10 carbon-hydrogen bonds.
- The toxicity of butane is low. Butane is produced from natural gas.
- Its main uses are in the production of chemicals like ethylene and 1,3-butadiene, as a refrigerant, as an aerosol propellant.