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Introduction: Methane

Description of Methane

Methane: colorless, odorless, inflammable gas, CH4, produced by decomposition of organic matter, which may explode when mixed with air or oxygen; the first member of a homologous series of saturated hydrocarbons, including ethane, propane, and butane.
Source: CRISP

Methane: The simplest saturated hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, flammable gas, slightly soluble in water. It is one of the chief constituents of natural gas and is formed in the decomposition of organic matter. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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