Hexane is a colorless and highly combustible liquid chemical that belongs to the alkane group. It is widely used as a solvent in commercial enterprises. It is also effective in the regulation of low temperature thermometers.
Compounds in the Hexane family are widely used as non polar solvents because they are cheaper than other chemicals for this purpose. One of the most common ways we interact with hexane daily is via gasoline. The gas that fuels our vehicles is full of hexanes.
The chemical structure closely resembles a half carton of eggs in its illustrated form. The compound is composes of six carbon atoms that are stacked in two adjacent rows of three. Most of the compounds in the hexane group have a melting point close to 100 degrees Celsius. Their boiling point ranges from about 50 to 70 degrees Celsius.