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gas hydrate

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gas hydrate
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Gas hydrate, is a solid clathrate compound (more specifically, a clathrate hydrate) in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal structure of water, forming a solid similar to ice. Significant deposits of methane clathrate have been found under sediments on the ocean floors of the Earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_hydrate
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