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.

Answers distribution

propane
butane
nonane
dekane
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flagIndia
6%
2%
83%
5%
120
flagUU
6%
12%
81%
0%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
9%
81%
9%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
10%
0%
80%
10%
10
flagSpain
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagAustralia
13%
0%
77%
9%
22
flagGermany
2%
11%
75%
11%
36
flagPoland
9%
6%
75%
8%
3525
flagthe United States
12%
11%
66%
7%
270
flagNorway
13%
6%
66%
13%
15
flagFrance
8%
8%
66%
8%
12
flagCanada
10%
5%
63%
15%
19
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
9%
62%
7%
151
flagthe Netherlands
10%
20%
60%
10%
10
flagthe Philippines
29%
5%
58%
5%
17
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
58%
8%
12
flagPakistan
31%
10%
47%
5%
19

Gender

men71%
women76%
propane
9%
11%
butane
7%
5%
nonane
71%
76%
dekane
10%
6%

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