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IUPAC name Cyclopentane
Other names pentamethylene
CAS number 287-92-3
RTECS number GY2390000
Molecular formula C5H10
Molar mass 70.1 g/mol
Appearance clear, colorless liquid
Density 0.751 g/cm3
Melting point

−94 °C

Boiling point

49 °C

Acidity (pKa) ~45
Related Compounds
Related compounds cyclopropane, cyclobutane, cyclohexane
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Cyclopentane is a highly flammable alicyclic hydrocarbon with chemical formula C5H10 and CAS number 287-92-3, consisting of a ring of five carbon atoms each bonded with two hydrogen atoms above and below the plane. It occurs as a colorless liquid with a petrol-like odor. Its melting point is −94 °C and its boiling point is 49 °C.   Cyclopentane is used in the manufacture of synthetic resins and rubber adhesives. The United States produces more than half a million kilograms of this chemical per year.

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