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3D model (JSmol)
EC Number
  • 2-heptene: 209-768-3
  • 3-heptene: 209-769-9
UN number 2278
Molar mass 98.189 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.697 g/mL
Melting point −119 °C (−182 °F; 154 K)
Boiling point 94 °C (201 °F; 367 K)
GHS pictograms GHS02: FlammableGHS08: Health hazardGHS09: Environmental hazard
GHS Signal word Danger
H225, H304, H400, H410
P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P273, P280, P301+310, P303+361+353, P331, P370+378, P391, P403+235, P405, P501
Flash point −9 °C (16 °F; 264 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Heptene is a higher olefin, or alkene with the formula C7H14. The commercial product is a liquid that is a mixture of isomers. It is used as an additive in lubricants, as a catalyst, and as a surfactant. This chemical is also known as heptylene.

A log-lin vapor pressure chart of Heptene compared with various liquids


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