What is METHANE (CH4)?

Flammable hydrocarbon gas that is colorless and odorless. Natural gas’s main component, about 75 to 99 percent. Non-toxic, it is an asphyxiant and a major hothouse gas. Catalytic oxidation converts methane into methanol.

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