Aluminum carbide

a yellow, crystalline solid, Al 4 C 3 , that reacts with water to form methane.
Historical Examples

aluminum carbide yields alumina and methane (marsh gas), another hydro-carbon, the chief constituent of natural gas.
The Popular Science Monthly, July, 1900 Various


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