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Methane is a green house gas it damages our climate when it's released during natural gas production and distribution. Methane is colorless, odourless gas and simplest alkane having chemical formula CH4. It is also known as marsh gas or methyl hydride. It is easily ignited and vapors are lighter than air.
In the chemical industry, methane is a raw material for the manufacture of methanol (CH3OH), formaldehyde (CH2O), nitromethane (CH3NO2), chloroform (CH3Cl), carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), and some freons (compounds containing carbon and fluorine, and perhaps chlorine and hydrogen). The reactions of methane with chlorine and fluorine are triggered by light. When exposed to bright visible light, mixtures of methane with chlorine or fluorine react explosively.
Related Journals of Methane
International Journal of Waste Resources, Advances in Recycling & Waste Management, Biodiversity Management & Forestry, Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Scottish Journal of Geology, International Journal of Coal Geology, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data.