Besides energy, what is produced when hydrocarbons are burned?

2 Answers
May 14, 2017

Answer:

#"Greenhouse gases.........."#

Explanation:

#C_6H_14(l) +19/2O_2(g) rarr 6CO_2(g) + 7H_2O(l) + Delta_1#

In cases of incomplete combustion, SOME #CO# or #C# may result. This is especially true in an internal combustion engine, or more so in a diesel engine............

#C_6H_14(l) +8O_2(g) rarr 4CO_2(g) + CO+ C+7H_2O(l) + Delta_2#

So what do you think? Are these equations stoichiometrically balanced? Would #Delta_1>Delta_2#? Why or why not?

May 14, 2017

Answer:

water and carbon dioxide

Explanation:

The general formula for combustion is

#C_xH_y + O_2 => ?H_2O + ?CO_2#

The coefficients for the water and carbon dioxide depend on the identity of the hydrocarbon.