Decane is a hydrocarbon that can be burned as a fuel. It's chemical formula is C10H22, and is a colourless liquid with a strong odour. Decane is a major component of diesel and is also used in paint manufacturing as a hydrocarbon solvent.
Like all hydrocarbons, decane undergoes hydrocarbon combustion when used as a fuel. The balanced equation for the complete combustion of decane is:
Below is a table of some of the basic properties of decane.
|Molar mass||142.3 grams/mole|
|Energy density||44.2 MJ/kg |