At the gasoline part, will the gasoline burn while it evaporates?

1 Answer
Aug 27, 2016

Gasoline will not burn as a liquid it will only burn as it evaporates into a gas.


gasoline has to combine with oxygen in order to burn. Gasoline must become a gas in order to combine with oxygen.

gasoline is mainly octane. #C_8 H_18# This alkane will burn (oxidize, combine with oxygen) to produce Carbon Dioxide #CO_2#
and water # H_2O#

# 2 xx C_8H_18 + 25 xx O_2 ==== 16 xx CO_2 + 18 H_2O#

gasoline must evaporate and become a gas in order for it chemically combine with oxygen.