by: Tyler MacIntyre
Propane is a three-carbon alkane with the molecular formula C3H8. It is normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid. Propane was first identified as a volatile component in gasoline. It was discovered by Walter O. Snelling of the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1910. On March 31, the New York Times reported on Snelling's work with liquefied gas and said that "...a steel bottle will carry enough gas to light an ordinary home for three weeks." This means that propane can be transported in a tank.
Where it is found.
1. The density of liquid propane at 77 °F is 0.493 g/cm3, which is equivalent to 4.11 pounds per U.S. liquid gallon or 493 grams per litre.
2. Propane is heavier than air.
3. Propane is the third most popular gas used in vehicle transportation- with quicker refills, cost effective prices, and cleaner handling. Not only is propane cleaner than most other fuels, it is environmentally friendly, too.
4. More than 14 million households use propane to fuel their furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, and a lot more.
5.Propane users are helping to reduce ozone depletion because of propane's ability to replace chlorofluorocarbon and hydro fluorocarbon refrigerants.
Provides a means to safely transport propane.
Propane is used as fuel to provide heat source.
Propane provides an alternative to gas to cook with.
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