Methane vs Propane - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between methane and propane

is that methane is methane while propane is (organic compound) an aliphatic hydrocarbon, c3h8, a constituent of natural gas.

methane

Noun

  • (organic compound, uncountable) The simplest aliphatic hydrocarbon, CH4, being a constituent of natural gas.
  • Cattle emit a large amount of methane .
  • (organic chemistry, countable) Any of very many derivatives of methane.
  • Synonyms

    * methyl hydride (appears in some chemistry literature) * carbon tetrahydride (qualifier)

    Derived terms

    * methane gas (an often-used term, although it really means methane )

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    propane

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (organic compound) An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C3H8, a constituent of natural gas.
  • Synonyms

    * when used as a propellant

    Derived terms

    * cyclopropane * (l)

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