Methane is composed of one carbon atom surrounded by four hydrogen atoms, it is the simplest hydrocarbon.

Methane is composed of one carbon atom surrounded by four hydrogen atoms. It is the simplest hydrocarbon. Image courtesy of INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010.

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