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
6%
0%
86%
6%
15
flagIndia
6%
2%
85%
4%
148
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
7%
84%
7%
13
flagSpain
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagGermany
2%
12%
76%
10%
50
flagPoland
10%
6%
75%
7%
4047
flagUnknown
6%
8%
75%
8%
45
flagAustralia
12%
0%
75%
12%
24
flagthe United States
11%
10%
67%
7%
305
flagCanada
10%
5%
65%
15%
20
flagFrance
14%
7%
64%
7%
14
flagNorway
18%
6%
62%
12%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
12%
61%
7%
173
flagthe Philippines
27%
5%
61%
5%
18
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
58%
8%
12
flagthe Netherlands
8%
16%
58%
16%
12
flagPakistan
28%
9%
52%
4%
21

Gender

men71%
women77%
propane
10%
11%
butane
7%
5%
nonane
71%
77%
dekane
10%
5%

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What substance will be next? Pentane, hexane, heptane, octane...
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