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Ethane, C2H6, is a type of hydrocarbon. Ethane is an important building block used to produce Ethene (ethylene).


Ethane can be produced on Mars by the Fischer-Tropsch reaction from CO and hydrogen. CO is produced from atmospheric CO2 and Hydrogen using the reverse water gas shift reaction. Hydrogen can be obtained through electrolysis of water.


Ethane is used to mainly to produce ethylene.

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