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What is the weight per gallon of propane at room temperature?

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Propane weighs 4.24 pounds per gallon of gas and at -50 degrees Fahrenheit it is a liquid with a boiling point of -44 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that propane is cold enough to freeze human skin and the tissue underneath skin, causing very severe injuries.

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Propane sinks, because it is heavier than air. It is a liquefied petroleum gas produced from both oil and gas wells. Refineries use raw crude oil or raw natural gas to make propane. They then store the propane as a liquid under high pressure, and it becomes a gas when utilized. Propane is made up of three carbon molecules and eight hydrogen molecules.

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