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%
84%
4%
142
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
8%
83%
8%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
8%
0%
83%
8%
12
flagSpain
20%
0%
80%
0%
10
flagUnknown
9%
9%
77%
3%
31
flagPoland
9%
5%
75%
8%
3788
flagGermany
2%
12%
75%
10%
48
flagAustralia
12%
0%
75%
12%
24
flagthe United States
12%
10%
67%
7%
287
flagNorway
13%
6%
66%
13%
15
flagCanada
10%
5%
65%
15%
20
flagFrance
14%
7%
64%
7%
14
flagthe Philippines
27%
5%
61%
5%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
11%
60%
8%
161
flagMalaysia
16%
16%
58%
8%
12
flagthe Netherlands
9%
18%
54%
18%
11
flagPakistan
28%
9%
52%
4%
21

Gender

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

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