Alkane Compound


  • Press the ‘C’ button to add carbon, press the ‘H’ button to add a hydrogen atom, and press the ‘O’ button to add an oxygen atom.
  • The added atoms are randomly placed and may not give the correct shape.
  • You can create molecules with up to 30 carbons.
  • You can move the position of the atom.You can only create a single join in this simulation.


Alkanes are chemical compounds that consist only of the elements carbon and hydrogen linked exclusively by single bonds.
Each carbon atom forms four bonds (either C-H or C-C bonds). Each hydrogen atom is connected to a single carbon atom by an H-C bond.

The alkanes have two primary commercial sources: petroleum and natural gas.
Saturated oils and waxes are examples of larger alkanes in which the number of carbon atoms in the carbon chain is greater than 10.

  • Methane CH4
  • Ethane C2H6
  • Propane C3H8
  • n-Butane C4H10
  • iso-Butane(Isomer of Butane) – It is a compound with the same chemical formula but internally different structure, slightly different chemical properties such as melting point and boiling point.