As nouns the difference between methane and methanol
is that methane
is (organic compound|uncountable) the simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, ch4
, being a constituent of natural gas while methanol
is (organic compound) the simplest aliphatic alcohol, ch3
oh; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(organic compound, uncountable) The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.
(organic chemistry, countable) Any of very many derivatives of methane.
- Cattle emit a large amount of methane .
* methyl hydride (appears in some chemistry literature)
* carbon tetrahydride (qualifier)
* methane gas (an often-used term, although it really means methane )
(organic compound) The simplest aliphatic alcohol, CH3OH; a colourless, toxic, inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, antifreeze, in the chemical industry, and in the preparation of methylated spirit.
* methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha, wood spirits