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Empirical formula: C2H6
a: 4.226 Å
b: 5.623 Å
c: 8.000 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.41 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 190.10 Å3
Space group: P21/n
Calculated density: 0.525 g/cm3
Z: 2
Formula weight: 30.070 g/mole
R(F): 0.0520
Short description: Ethane is the simplest structural form of a hydrocarbon.
Keyword: natural gas
Keyword: hydrocarbon
Keyword: plastic
Common name: Ethane
CSD refcode: ETHANE01
Layman's explanation: Ethane is a colorless, odorless gas that is practically insoluble in water. It burns in air and is the second largest component of natural gas. Ethane is widely used industrially because it can easily be converted to ethylene through a process called cracking and using it as a building block for the petrochemical industry, for the synthesis both of polyethylene plastic and other small compounds. The important derivatives of ethane are ethyl alcohol, acetaldehyde, and acetic acid.
IUPAC name: Ethane
Citation of a publication: G. J. H. van Nes, A. Vos; Acta Crystallogr., Sect. B: Struct. Crystallogr. Cryst. Chem., 34, (1978), 1947
Miscellaneous comments: Structure obtained courtesy of Cambridge Structural Database
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Contributed by Indiana University
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50503.crt 50503.gif 50503.GIF 50503.ort 50503.pdb
50503.sdt 50503.xtel ethane.crt ETHANE01.cif

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