What Is Octane Used for?

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Octane refers to a hydrocarbon and an alkane with the chemical formula C8H18, and the condensed structural formula CH3 (CH2)6CH3. It has many structural isomers that differ by the amount and location of branching in the carbon chain. Octane and its isomers are very flammable and are components of gasoline (petrol).
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Octane is a component which burns in automobile engines. It is used as a fuel.
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1. Run the vehicle as close to empty as possible before fueling. 2. After stopping to fuel, shut the engine off and add 1/3 of the bottle of octane booster to the fuel tank. 3. Pump
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93 octane is used for gasoline fuel. Higher octane gasoline is said to aid in
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You should use 87 unless your owners manual tells you otherwise. Using 91, 93 or 95 octane gas in a normal engine will not provide any performance benefit. It could provide a performance
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Octane is a hydrocarbon that is very flammable. Octane has many structural isomers that are also very flammable and they are all components of petrol or gasoline. In addition, gasoline that is said to have a high octane rating is believed to reduce engine knock.
Most people think that octane has a very special significance, since they always hear about the octane rating when it comes to gas; but the octane rating actually has nothing to do with how much octane is in the gas. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane
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