What is the balanced equation for the complete combustion of #"C"_2"H"_6"#?
General rules for balancing combustion equations:
- Balance the carbons: If the alkane has an even number of carbon atoms, place a coefficient of 2 in front of its formula, then balance the carbons.
- Balance the hydrogens.
- Balance the oxygens.
Balance the carbons. Since the formula for the alkane
Balance the hydrogens.
Balance the oxygens.