What substance will be next? Pentane, hexane, heptane, octane...

propane
butane
nonane
dekane
"Pen­tane, hexane, heptane" is a fragment of the ho­mol­o­gous series of alkanes. The name "Nonane" consists of "non" (deriv­ing from Greek numeral for nine) and the suffix "ane" for alkanes.

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propane
butane
nonane
dekane
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
0%
86%
6%
15
flagIndia
5%
3%
85%
4%
162
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
7%
85%
7%
14
flagSpain
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagItaly
10%
0%
80%
10%
10
flagUnknown
6%
7%
76%
9%
65
flagPoland
10%
6%
75%
7%
4383
flagGermany
1%
13%
75%
9%
52
flagAustralia
12%
0%
75%
12%
24
flagthe United States
11%
10%
68%
7%
320
flagSingapore
16%
8%
66%
8%
12
flagCanada
10%
5%
65%
15%
20
flagFrance
11%
5%
64%
11%
17
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
10%
63%
6%
197
flagthe Philippines
26%
5%
63%
5%
19
flagNorway
16%
11%
61%
11%
18
flagPakistan
26%
8%
56%
4%
23
flagMalaysia
23%
15%
53%
7%
13
flagthe Netherlands
14%
14%
50%
21%
14

Gender

men71%
women77%
propane
10%
11%
butane
7%
5%
nonane
71%
77%
dekane
10%
5%

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