n-Heptane (C7H16) is a colorless liquid that is insoluble in water. It is obtained by fractional distillation of petroleum. Heptane is not only flammable, but also moderately toxic if inhaled. It is used as a solvent, as an anaesthetic and in organic synthesis.
|Molecular weight:100.198||Critical temperature: 540.61 K|
|Melting point: 182.6 K||Critical pressure: 2.736 MPa|
|Normal boiling point: 371.6 K||Critical density: 234.1 kg/m3|
See Table 1 below.
Note. From Beaton, C. F. and Hewitt, G. F., Physical Property Data for the Design Engineer, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York, 1989, with permission.