2-Methyldodecane

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2-Methyldodecane is a type of alkane that is classified as a hydrocarbon. It is a member of the alkanes family, which are saturated hydrocarbons. This means that they contain only single bonds between carbon atoms and are fully saturated with hydrogen atoms.

Structure and Properties[edit | edit source]

  • The molecular formula of 2-Methyldodecane is C13H28. It consists of a chain of twelve carbon atoms, with a methyl group (CH3) attached to the second carbon atom. This structure is what gives 2-Methyldodecane its name.
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  • The physical properties of 2-Methyldodecane, like other alkanes, are influenced by the size and shape of its molecules. It is a colorless, odorless liquid at room temperature.

Uses[edit | edit source]

2-Methyldodecane is used in a variety of applications. It is often used as a solvent in industrial processes. It is also used in the production of certain types of plastics and rubbers.

Safety and Health Effects[edit | edit source]

As with all hydrocarbons, exposure to 2-Methyldodecane can have negative health effects. Inhalation can cause respiratory irritation, and prolonged skin contact can lead to dermatitis. It is important to handle 2-Methyldodecane with appropriate safety precautions.

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