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Propane is a naturally occurring gas composed of three carbon atoms and eight hydrogen atoms. It is created along with a variety of other hydrocarbons (such as crude oil, butane, and gasoline) by the decomposition and reaction of organic matter over long periods of time. The value of petroleum products has long been recognized by the civilized world, with documented examples of their use stretching back more than 5,000 years. The ancient Mesopotamians used petroleum-derived tar-like compounds for many applications, including caulking for masonry and bricks and adhesives for jewelry.

Key Takeaways:

  • Propane can be used to fuel different types of applications such as cars, irrigation pumps and barbecues.
  • Propane is flammable and is used for refrigerants, aerosol and petrochemical stock. It also is liquified.
  • Propane is found naturally and is produced from natural gas and the oil refinery processes that happen.

“Propane is also used as fuel for internal combustion engine applications.”

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