N-Pentane, a chemical formula C5H12, the fifth member of an alkane. N-pentane has two isomers: isopentane (boiling point 28 ° C) and neopentane (boiling point 10 ° C), the term "pentane" usually refers to n-pentane, its linear isomer .
Usage of normal pentane
1. It is used as a low boiling point solvent, a plastic industrial foaming agent, and is also used together with 2-methylbutane as a fuel for automobiles and airplanes, for manufacturing artificial ice, an anesthetic, for synthesizing pentanol, isopentane, and the like.