Ethylene (C2H4) is a hydrocarbon, a colorless flammable gas. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Ethylene. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc

Ethylene Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Extremely flammable. Flash point -136 °C. Autoignition temperature 542.8 °C
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Requires compliant flammable storage container.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
  • Description: Ethylene is a hydrocarbon with the formula C 2H 4 or H2C=CH2. It is a colorless flammable gas with a faint "sweet and musky" odor when pure. It is the simplest alkene, and the simplest unsaturated hydrocarbon after acetylene.
  • Classification: CLASS 2.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Ethylene Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C2H4 1.18 kg/m³ -154.7°F (-103.7°C) Ethene 28.05 g/mol Diethyl ether, Water, Ethanol -272.6°F (-169.2°C)

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