Hexane is an organic compound, a straight-chain alkane with six carbon atoms and has the molecular formula C6H14. Hexane is a significant constituent of gasoline. It is a colorless liquid, odorless when pure, and with boiling points approximately 67.2°C (152.96 °F). It is widely used as a cheap, relatively safe, largely unreactive, and easily evaporated non-polar solvent. The term hexanes refers to a mixture, composed largely (>60%) of hexane, with varying amounts of the isomeric compounds 2-methylpentane and 3-methylpentane, and, possibly, smaller amounts of nonisomeric C5, C6, and C7 (cyclo)alkanes.
|Molar Weight||86,18 g/mol|
|Melting Point||−94 °C|
|Forms||Flammable, Liquid (clear)|
Synonyms: Hexane, n-Hexane
Chemical Formula: C6H14
CAS Number: 110-54-3, 64742-49-0