ALL ABOUT PROPANE C3H8

PROPANES HISTORY AND FACTS

The history of propane

Propane was found to be in gasoline by Walter O. Snelling of the U.S. Bureau of Mines in 1910. The volatility of these lighter hydrocarbons caused them to be known as "wild" because of the high vapor pressures of unrefined gasoline. Frank P. Peterson, Chester Kerr, and Arthur Kerr, created ways to liquefy the LP gases during the refining of natural gasoline. Together they established American Gasol co. A separate method of producing LP gas through compression was created by Frank Peterson and patented in 1912.


The structure of propane

The structure of propane, also known as C3H8 is a linear molecule. It contains 3 Carbon atoms and eight Hydrogen atoms. There is no single central atom for the molecule, but there are three carbons. The middle carbon has two hydrogens bonded to it, while the two end carbons have three hydrogens bonded. C3H8 is a linear molecule because it has no specific central atom. Since the molecule is linear, it has 180 degree bond angles.

Left: Lewis structure of propane

My Biblical integration on propane

Exodus 13:21

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.

Why I chose propane

I chose propane because it is common use for me. I like to grill steaks, hamburgers, hotdogs, ribs, and with out propane I can't exactly control the temperature that I want my food to be cooked on.