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A [[hydrocarbon]] (HC) is a substance that is made of [[carbon]] and [[hydrogen]].  They are also called [[alkane]]s.
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Some examples are [[methane]], [[ethane]], [[propane]] (used for fuel), [[butane]] (used in lighters), [[pentane]], [[hexane]], [[heptane]], and [[octane]].
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Although they are highly flammable, HCs may offer advantages as ODS substitutes because they are inexpensive to produce and they have zero [[ozone depletion potential]], very low [[global warming potential]] (GWP), and low [[toxicity]].
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[[Category:Organic Chemistry]]
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Revision as of 17:28, 10 June 2010

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