Inhaling propane gas has different symptoms depending on how much of the gas is inhaled. Respiratory protection is not needed while working with limited amounts of propane gas.Know More
Propane gas does not have an effect on breathing by itself, but displaces oxygen from the air making it hard to breathe. If enough oxygen is displaced, a person could asphyxiate.
If the exposure to propane gas is minimal, there are little to no symptoms if inhaled. If oxygen is displaced from the air because of high quantities of propane gas, symptoms that are present are rapid heart rate, clumsiness and fatigue. The longer the exposure occurs, the less oxygen will be present, and symptoms such as vomiting, convulsions and even death can occur.Learn more in Organic Chemistry
The Austin Community College electron transport page explains that as electrons travel down the transport chain, the electrons are transferred between protein complexes and lose energy that is used to pump protons across the mitochondrial membrane. This enables the maintenance of a proton gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane, which in turn is used to run the ATP synthase to make the ATP that cells use for energy.Full Answer >
A typical propane refrigerator consumes between 1.1 and 1.8 pounds of propane per day of use, according to the website of manufacturers Unique Gas Products. Actual consumption is dependent on the model of refrigerator in question and the ambient temperature in the environment.Full Answer >
Propane and natural gas burn at nearly equal flame temperatures (3,560 degrees Fahrenheit). However, propane yields more energy per unit volume than natural gas does. For many years it was a commonly held belief that propane burned hotter than natural gas, but that was due to a miscalculation in the volume needed to create equal yields.Full Answer >
Properly maintained and vented space heaters fueled by propane have few safety risks. Units that are not vented, however, can be dangerous if used incorrectly or if the unit malfunctions.Full Answer >