Methane is a consisting of one and four , with the formula CH. It plays in important part in this story because it was one of the gases found on the young Earth, and so probably helped contribute towards the origin of life. You can still find methane on Earth today -- it is released by bacteria in swamps, when it is called marsh gas. It is also found in coal mines, where it is a common cause of explosions. Methane also makes up more than half gas in natural gas, which is a major fuel in many countries.
Because it contains a atom, when methane it creates , which is a . Therefore methane is not the perfect fuel.
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