At room temperature and standard pressure, methane is a colorless, odorless gas.
Physical &Chemical Properties
Molecular formula: CH4
Dot Name: Methane, Compressed
Specific Volume: 23.80CF/lb
Fire Potential: 5.0-15.4% in Air
Dot Class: 2.1
Dot Label: Flammable Gas
UN No. : 1971
1. Methane is used as a fuel for ovens, homes, water heaters, kilns, automobiles, turbines, and other things. It combusts with oxygen to create fire.
2. In the chemical industry, methane is converted to synthesis gas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, by steam reforming.