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Octane - Wikipedia

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Octane is a hydrocarbon and an alkane with the chemical formula C8H18, and the condensed structural formula CH3(CH2)6CH3. Octane has many structural isomers that differ by the amount and location of...

What is octane used for? | Reference.com

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Octane is the measure of a gasoline's ability to resist knocking, which occurs from uncontrolled combustion in the engine's cylinders. Octane is vital in preventing ...

What Does Octane Do In Gasoline? Octane Ratings

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Jan 20, 2012 ... That's what ethanol is such a big deal - it's partly used to increase the octane rating of the gas. Ethanol free gasoline has to have other things ...

Octane | Podcast | Chemistry World

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Apr 1, 2015 ... Octane is one of the few chemical names that is part of everyday life and is .... Katrina Krämer explores one of the key muscle relaxants used in ...

What is octane? - Fuel Freedom Foundation

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Mar 30, 2016 ... Or put another way, an octane rating of 87 or higher can withstand the compression ratios used in most cars. Anything lower and you risk ...

What does octane mean? | HowStuffWorks

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During World War I, it was discovered that adding a chemical called tetraethyl lead (TEL) to gasoline significantly improved the gasoline's octane rating. See car ...

octane | C8H18 - PubChem

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Octane ratings are ratings used to represent the anti-knock performance of petroleum-based fuels (octane is less likely to prematurely combust under pressure ...

Everyday Chemistry - Why are Octane Ratings important?

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Here is a closer look at the chemistry behind octane and how its rating works. ... The engine used in your car is called an 'internal combustion engine'. That is ...

What is octane number and cetane number? - Quora

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From Agriculture Magazine: What You Need to Know about Fuel's Cetane and Octane Ratings ... Often the components used to raise the octane steal some of the potential energy when measured in Btu. If an engine makes more power on ...

What can you use 100 Octane Fuel for? - Quora

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Jul 28, 2015 ... Superpremium gasoline at 100 octane is usually used for only two things: very high performance cars, in which the compression ratio is very ...