|Jan23-08, 09:56 PM||#1|
molecule fo gasoline
A stupid question: when we buy gas at the gas station, what is the molecule that makes up the gasoline? (I know there are additives so strictly speaking there is not a single type of molecule but I am wondering about the main constituent).
|Jan23-08, 11:37 PM||#2|
Gasoline isn't a pure compound it's a mixture of hydrocarbons typically about 5-10 carbons long, depending on the grade. So it would be C5H12 + C6H14 + C7H16 etc.
There are also some aromatic hydrocarbons such as toluene and benzene.
|Jan24-08, 11:47 AM||#3|
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