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Methane. Computer-generated model of a molecule of methane (CH4). The single carbon atom (C) of the molecule is coloured dark blue; hydrogen (H) atoms are light blue. Atomic bonds are green. Methane is an alkane (paraffin), a member of a group of hydrocarbons having the general formula CnH2n+2, where n is an integer number. Methane is the first alkane, with n=1. It is a colourless, odourless gas, and the chief constituent of natural gas associated with oil. It is formed by the decay of vegetable matter and by the anaerobic digestion of sewage. Methane is.
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