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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flagIndia
6%
2%
83%
5%
115
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
9%
81%
9%
11
flagSpain
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagGermany
3%
12%
78%
6%
33
flagAustralia
15%
0%
75%
10%
20
flagPoland
10%
6%
74%
8%
3211
flagCanada
6%
6%
73%
6%
15
flagNorway
7%
7%
69%
15%
13
flagthe United States
13%
11%
65%
7%
255
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
9%
63%
7%
141
flagFrance
9%
9%
63%
9%
11
flagthe Philippines
29%
5%
58%
5%
17
flagMalaysia
18%
18%
54%
9%
11
flagPakistan
37%
6%
43%
6%
16

Gender

men72%
women76%
propane
10%
12%
butane
7%
5%
nonane
72%
76%
dekane
10%
6%

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