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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flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
5%
85%
5%
20
flagSwitzerland
0%
7%
85%
7%
14
flagIndia
5%
5%
80%
6%
236
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
12%
75%
12%
16
flagPoland
11%
6%
74%
7%
6673
flagAustralia
10%
6%
73%
10%
30
flagItaly
6%
0%
73%
20%
15
flagUnknown
11%
7%
72%
8%
451
flagGermany
5%
11%
72%
10%
70
flagthe Philippines
18%
3%
68%
9%
32
flagNorway
14%
9%
66%
9%
21
flagthe United States
13%
11%
65%
7%
418
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
9%
65%
6%
233
flagCanada
13%
4%
65%
13%
23
flagFrance
10%
5%
63%
15%
19
flagSingapore
15%
15%
60%
10%
20
flagSweden
13%
13%
60%
13%
15
flagPakistan
17%
17%
52%
10%
40
flagMalaysia
25%
12%
50%
12%
16
flagthe Netherlands
25%
12%
33%
29%
24

Gender

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

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