According to the National Fire protection Association, ethane is highly flammable and easily creates explosive mixtures when mixed with air. Therefore, as a precautionary measure, this gas should not be allowed to mix with air. When it encounters strong oxidizing agents, it explodes. Moreover, flames, sparks and heat affect the stability of the compound. Ethane is soluble in ether, acetone, alcohol, chloroform, and other organic solvents. Nevertheless, the compound is insoluble in water Henni, Tontiwachwuthikul and Chakma
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Electric heating is a process in which electrical energy is converted to heat energy. Common applications include space heating , cooking , water heating and industrial processes. An electric heater is an electrical device that converts an electric current into heat. Most modern electric heating devices use nichrome wire as the active element; the heating element, depicted on the right, uses nichrome wire supported by ceramic insulators. Alternatively, a heat pump uses an electric motor to drive a refrigeration cycle , that draws heat energy from a source such as the ground or outside air and directs that heat into the space to be warmed. Some systems can be reversed so that the interior space is cooled and the warm air is discharged outside or into the ground.
Why should you always avoid using an electric heater at home
Module overview Module aims Module learning outcomes Cost reduction and environmental motives