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.
Also question is, what are the main uses of methane?
Methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas. One pound of methane traps 25 times more heat in the atmosphere than a pound of carbon dioxide. Methane is also the main ingredient in natural gas. Because methane can be captured from landfills, it can be burned to produce electricity, heat buildings, or power garbage trucks.
How is methane used in everyday life?
Natural gas. Methane is important for electricity generation by burning it as a fuel in a gas turbine or steam generator. Compared to other hydrocarbon fuels, methane produces less carbon dioxide for each unit of heat released. In many cities, methane is piped into homes for domestic heating and cooking.
What is the meaning of ch4?
CH4 stands for Methane, Natural Gas (chemistry; carbon atom surrounded by 4 hydrogen atoms) Suggest new definition. This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories: Science, medicine, engineering, etc.