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Structure of ETHANE (C2H6)

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Chemical Formula C2H6
Molecular Weight 30.06904 g/mol
IUPAC Name ethane
InChI InChI=1S/C2H6/c1-2/h1-2H3
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Chemical Structure Description

A chemical structure of a molecule includes the arrangement of atoms and the chemical bonds that hold the atoms together. The ETHANE molecule contains a total of 7 bond(s). There are 1 non-H bond(s). Images of the chemical structure of ETHANE are given below:

2D chemical structure image of ETHANE
2-dimensional (2D) chemical structure image of ETHANE
3D chemical structure image of ETHANE
3-dimensional (3D) chemical structure image of ETHANE

The 2D chemical structure image of ETHANE is also called skeletal formula, which is the standard notation for organic molecules. The carbon atoms in the chemical structure of ETHANE are implied to be located at the corner(s) and hydrogen atoms attached to carbon atoms are not indicated – each carbon atom is considered to be associated with enough hydrogen atoms to provide the carbon atom with four bonds.

The 3D chemical structure image of ETHANE is based on the ball-and-stick model which displays both the three-dimensional position of the atoms and the bonds between them. The radius of the spheres is therefore smaller than the rod lengths in order to provide a clearer view of the atoms and bonds throughout the chemical structure model of ETHANE. Download structure data file (SDF/MOL) file of this compound.

Interactive 3D Visualization

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The information of the atoms, bonds, connectivity and coordinates included in the chemical structure of ETHANE can easily be identified by this visualization. By right-clicking the visualization screen, various other options are available including the visualization of van der Waals surface and exporting to an image file.

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Additional Information for Identifying ETHANE Molecule

  • SMILES (Simplified Molecular-Input Line-Entry System) string of ETHANE

    The SMILES string of ETHANE is CC, which can be can be imported by most molecule editors for conversion back into two-dimensional drawings or three-dimensional models of the ETHANE.

  • Structure Data File (SDF/MOL File) of ETHANE

    The structure data file (SDF/MOL File) of ETHANE is available for download in the SDF page of ETHANE, which provides the information about the atoms, bonds, connectivity and coordinates of ETHANE. The ETHANE structure data file can be imported to most of the cheminformatics software systems and applications.

  • Chemical formula of ETHANE

    The molecular formula of ETHANE is available in chemical formula page of ETHANE, which identifies each constituent element by its chemical symbol and indicates the proportionate number of atoms of each element.

  • Molecular weight of ETHANE

    The molecular weight of ETHANE is available in molecular weight page of ETHANE, which is calculated as the sum of the atomic weights of each constituent element multiplied by the number of atoms of that element in the molecular formula.

  • Other names (synonyms) or registry numbers of ETHANE

    The ETHANE compound may be called differently depending on the various different situations of industrial applications. Below are the list of the other names (synonyms) of ETHANE including the various registry numbers, if available:

    • AR-1I7307
    • EHN
    • Ethane, refrigerated liquid [UN1961] [Flammable gas]
    • Ethane, refrigerated liquid [UN1961] [Flammable gas]
    • B89E451F-F83E-471B-8B27-36FC23EF5CA1
    • I14-54140
    • S-6468
    • R-170
    • Ethane, Messer(R) CANGas, 99.95%
    • UN 1961
    • UN 1035
    • Ethane [UN1035] [Flammable gas]
    • MFCD00009023
    • Ethane [UN1035] [Flammable gas]
    • 1,1,1,2,2,2-Ethanehexaylradical
    • Ethane, >=99.95% (GC)
    • L99N5N533T
    • CH3-CH3
    • CH3-CH2
    • Ethane, refrigerated liquid
    • Ethane, 99.99%
    • Ethane, >=99%
    • Ethylidyne radical
    • Liquid overheads
    • Aethan
    • Alkanes, C2-3
    • OET
    • Ethyl Group
    • C2H6
    • Ethan
    • 74-84-0
    • Ethyl hydride
    • Methylmethane
    • Dimethyl
    • Bimethyl
    • 68475-58-1

ETHANE Identification Summary Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What’s the chemical formula of ETHANE?
How many atoms and what are the elements included the ETHANE molecule?
8 atom(s) - 6 Hydrogen atom(s) and 2 Carbon atom(s)
How many chemical bonds and what kind of bonds are included the ETHANE structure?
7 bond(s) - 1 non-H bond(s)
What’s the ETHANE’s molecular weight?
30.06904 g/mol
What’s the SMILES code of ETHANE?
What’s the InChI string of ETHANE?
What’s the InChIKey code of ETHANE?