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
4%
5%
82%
4%
186
flagSpain
18%
0%
81%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
6%
80%
13%
15
flagGermany
4%
10%
76%
7%
65
flagAustralia
11%
0%
76%
11%
26
flagItaly
7%
0%
76%
15%
13
flagPoland
11%
6%
74%
7%
6093
flagUnknown
10%
7%
72%
9%
409
flagthe United States
12%
10%
68%
7%
335
flagNorway
14%
9%
66%
9%
21
flagCanada
9%
4%
66%
14%
21
flagSweden
16%
8%
66%
8%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
9%
65%
6%
219
flagthe Philippines
20%
4%
64%
12%
25
flagFrance
11%
5%
61%
16%
18
flagSingapore
11%
16%
61%
11%
18
flagMalaysia
21%
14%
57%
7%
14
flagPakistan
21%
21%
46%
6%
32
flagthe Netherlands
21%
13%
34%
30%
23

Gender

men70%
women76%
propane
12%
11%
butane
7%
5%
nonane
70%
76%
dekane
9%
5%

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