Propene

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Propene
Chemical formula C3H6
OTP appearance colorless gas 
Molar Mass(g/mol) 42 
Melting Point(°C) -185 
Boiling Point(°C) -47 
Density(g/cc) 0.00181 
Solubility in water(g/L) 0.00061
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aka propylene

Uses

Primary

Natural occurrence

  • Occurs naturally during vegetable fermentation

Hazards

  • Extremely flammable
  • Typical hydrocarbon CNS depression

Production

Extraction

Synthesis

via isopropanol

  1. Dehydrate isopropanol or propanol using hot sulfuric acid
    C3H7OH
    {H2SO4
    170°C}
    C3H6 + H2O

other

  1. Al2O3 and 350°C
  2. P2O5 and heat
  3. phosphoric acid and heat

See Also

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