Structure of Petroleum Ether
Is there a specific structure/formula for petroleum
ether/ligroin? What is it primarily composed of? My teacher said it is
primarily hydrocarbon (hexanes). Is this true?
First, petroleum ether/ligrin is not an ether ( a molecule
containing --CH2--O--CH2 ) it is a hydrocarbon distillation fraction
mostly C6 hydrocarbons and its isomers, but also some C5 and some C7
hydrocarbons as well.
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Update: June 2012