Template:Chembox header | Ethane (properties)
Template:Chembox header | General
Systematic name Ethane
Other names dimethyl, ethyl hydride
Molecular formula C2H6
InChI InChI=1/C2H6
Molar mass 30.07 g/mol
Appearance colorless gas
CAS number [74-84-0]
Template:Chembox header | Structure
Symmetry group Staggered phase: D3d
Template:Chembox header | Properties
Density and phase 0.548 g/cm3, gas
Solubility in water 4.7 g/100 ml (? °C)
Melting point -182.76 °C (90.34 K)
Boiling point -88.6 °C (184.5 K)
Acidity (pKa) 50
Template:Chembox header | Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
EU classification Highly flammable (F+)
NFPA 704 Template:Nfpa
R-phrases Template:R12
S-phrases Template:S2, Template:S9, Template:S16, Template:S33
Flash point -135 °C
472 °C
Explosive limits 3.0–12.5%
RTECS number KH3800000
Template:Chembox header | Supplementary data page
Structure &
n, εr, etc.
Phase behaviour
Solid, liquid, gas
Spectral data UV, IR, NMR, MS
Template:Chembox header | Related compounds
Related alkanes Methane
Related compounds Ethanol
Template:Chembox header | Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25°C, 100 kPa)
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