Testing for Gases
The Test for an Alkane Gas.
1) An alkane gas has no colour.
2) An alkane gas may have a smell.
3) An alkane
gas has no effect on moist
or moist universal indicator paper - it is neutral.
4) An alkane gas will burn with a blue or yellow flame.
There is no
specific test for an alkane
The burnt gas products are carbon dioxide and water
(see Test for Gases).
To distinguish an alkane from an alkene, see Test for Alkene Gas.
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