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
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
7%
85%
7%
14
flagIndia
5%
5%
84%
3%
178
flagSpain
18%
0%
81%
0%
11
flagAustralia
12%
0%
76%
12%
25
flagPoland
11%
6%
74%
7%
5651
flagGermany
5%
11%
74%
8%
59
flagUnknown
10%
7%
72%
9%
363
flagItaly
9%
0%
72%
18%
11
flagNigeria
10%
10%
70%
0%
10
flagthe United States
11%
10%
68%
7%
330
flagCanada
9%
4%
66%
14%
21
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
9%
65%
6%
212
flagFrance
11%
5%
64%
11%
17
flagSingapore
14%
14%
64%
7%
14
flagthe Philippines
23%
4%
61%
9%
21
flagNorway
16%
11%
61%
11%
18
flagPakistan
23%
11%
57%
3%
26
flagMalaysia
23%
15%
53%
7%
13
flagthe Netherlands
15%
15%
42%
26%
19

Gender

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

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