Question #193f6

1 Answer

Answer:

#CH_4#

Explanation:

Change the grams to moles

#(0.36 g H_2O)/(18 g//mol) = 0.02 mol H_2O#

#(0.44 g CO_2)/(44 g//mol) = 0.01 mol CO_2 #

The ratio of water to carbon dioxide is 2: 1 so

#C_xH_y + z O_2 = 1 CO_2 + 2 H_2O# to balance the equation requires 1 C and 4 H's as well as 2.5 # O_2# so

# 1 CH_4 + 2.5 O_2 = 1 CO_2 + 2 H_2O# or

# 2 CH_4 + 5 O_2 = 2 CO_2 + 4 H_2O#

The compound is methane #CH_4#.