2nd October 2019

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What does the 4 in ch4 mean?

Acronym. Definition. CH4. Methane, Natural Gas (chemistry; carbon atom surrounded by 4 hydrogen atoms)

Similarly one may ask, what makes up ch4?

methane (CH4) Colorless, odorless, but flammable hydrocarbon gas that is the chief constituent (about 75 to 99 percent) of natural gas. It is non-toxic but works like an asphyxiant and is one of the major hothouse gases. Methane is converted into methanol by catalytic oxidation.

Is ch4 an ionic or covalent compound?

Yes ch4 is a covalent compound . Carbon has 4 valency and 4 hydrogen share electrons with 1 carbon and form 4 covalent bonds .Hope this helps . yes, CH4 is a covalent compound for being ionic the electronegativity of hydrogen is 2.2 and carbon is 2.55. so ch4 which has four c-h bond can be termed as a covalent compund.
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