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
answers
flagSwitzerland
0%
7%
85%
7%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
5%
83%
5%
18
flagIndia
4%
5%
80%
6%
204
flagItaly
7%
0%
78%
14%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
12%
75%
12%
16
flagPoland
11%
6%
74%
7%
6357
flagGermany
5%
10%
74%
8%
67
flagUnknown
11%
7%
71%
9%
424
flagAustralia
10%
7%
71%
10%
28
flagthe United States
13%
11%
66%
6%
359
flagNorway
14%
9%
66%
9%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
9%
65%
6%
228
flagthe Philippines
20%
3%
65%
10%
29
flagCanada
13%
4%
65%
13%
23
flagSingapore
10%
15%
63%
10%
19
flagFrance
11%
5%
61%
16%
18
flagSweden
13%
13%
60%
13%
15
flagMalaysia
26%
13%
53%
6%
15
flagPakistan
19%
19%
50%
8%
36
flagthe Netherlands
21%
13%
34%
30%
23

Gender

men70%
women76%
propane
12%
11%
butane
7%
5%
nonane
70%
76%
dekane
10%
6%

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