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If you lived in Alaska, which of the following natural gases would keep in an outdoor storage tank in the winter: methane (CH4), propane (C3H8), or butane(C2H6)? Explain.

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If you lived in Alaska, which of the following natural gases would keep in an outdoor storage tank in the winter: methane (CH4), propane (C3H8), or butane(C2H6)? Explain.

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Boiling point plays a major role in storage of the natural gases in an outdoor storage tank.

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The temperature in Alaska in winter season would range from 5 degree Fahrenheit to 30 degree Fahrenheit.  The boiling point of the given natural gases are listed below,

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Methane gas has a very low boiling point than the winter temperature of Alaska.  Propane also has a boiling point less tha...

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