Why does methane emit an unpleasant odor?



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    Methane is actually an orderless gas. Manufacturers add the smell on purpose for safety reasons. While Methane is non-toxic it is highly flammable, and highly reactive and so can create volatile air mixtures. The smell is so people can detect the gas. The chemical added is usually Methanethiol or Ethanethiol.

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