Methane is a principal component of natural gas. When a single molecule of methane is burned in the presence of oxygen releases one molecule of CO2[carbon dioxide) and two molecules of H2O (water).
CH4 + 2O2 ---> CO2 + 2H2O
The strength of the carbon hydrogen covalent bond in methane is among the strongest in all hydrocarbons.
Pure methane is odorless, but when used as a fuel it is usually mixed with small quantities of strongly-smelling sulfur compounds such as ethyl mercaptan to enable the detection of leaks.
Methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential of 22 (meaning that it has 22 times the warming ability of carbon dioxide). Methane results from the decomposition of certain organic matters in the absence of oxygen. It is therefore also classified as a biogas.
1) What is the measurement for any of the H-C-H angle ?
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2) What is the measure of the C-H bond in methane?
3)How many faces does a tetrahedron have?
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