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Volatile hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons that are liquid at normal pressure and temperature but have a high vapor pressure and therefore evaporate rapidly. Some examples of volatile hydrocarbons include toluene, methylene chloride, and acetone.

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Are hydrocarbons volatile?

There are a very broad range of chemicals that fall under the heading of hydrocarbons. Many hydrocarbons, such as methane, gasoline, etc., are quite volatile, but tar is also a mixture of hydrocarbons, and it is not volatile.

Is alcohol volatile?

Yes, alcohol is considered a volatile substance. While it is not the most volatile compared to other hydrocarbons, it is more volatile than water.

Why is petrol a volatile liquid?

because it has short-chain hydrocarbons

Why petrol is a volatile liquid?

because it has short-chain hydrocarbons

Why are smaller hydrocarbons more volatile?

Err, they're not. Larger hydrocarbons have more bonds to break, so require more energy, or time, to evaporate.

What is the most volatile element besides the hydrocarbons?

I can tell you one thing for certain: hydrocarbons aren't elements. They're made of hydrogen and carbon, both of which are elements themselves.

What is meant by cracking crude oil?

breaking carbon-carbon bonds to turn longer chain hydrocarbons into shorter more volatile hydrocarbons like those used in gasoline.

What is the effect of volatile substances and water on calorific value of coal?

Volatile elements (hydrocarbons) increase the value, moisture takes up space, absorbs heat and lowers the value.

Is petrol a mixture or compound?

Petrol is a mixture of hydrocarbons. It is used as a fuel.

How are small hydrocarbons different from larger hydrocarbons?

shorter hydrocarbon chains are easier to ignite, less viscous, a lower boiling point and more volatile. this makes them more useful, so longer chains are often cracked to make the smaller hydrocarbons

What is a hydrocarbon used for?

Hydrocarbons are one of the Earth's most important energy resources. The predominant use of hydrocarbons is as a combustible fuel source. In their solid form, hydrocarbons take the form of asphalt. Mixtures of volatile hydrocarbons are now used in preference to the chlorofluorocarbons as a propellant for aerosol sprays, due to chlorofluorocarbon's impact on the ozone layer.

What substance makes fire grow faster?

Various volatile hydrocarbons will do this, such as gasoline, kerosene, etc. You also need oxygen present

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