Cyclopropane → C3H6
Propane → C3H8
Thus, the differences between cyclopropane and propane are:
Cyclopropane is an interesting hydrocarbon. Instead of having three carbons in a row, the three carbons form a ring, as shown in this perspective drawing (see the figure for a prior example of this kind of drawing):
Cyclopropane was at one time used as an anesthetic, but its use was discontinued, in part because it is highly inflammable.
How does it differ from that of propane?
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