Can you write and balance the equation for the complete combustion of ethane, #C_2H_6#?
In a combustion reaction with a hydrocarbon in the reactant side you will always have
Knowing that much you can set up your reaction equation..
Now the balancing can begin. Balancing hydrocarbon combustion reactions can be tricky, but if with practice they can be really fun and very rewarding.
Start with the
Initially, you would arrive at this, before the
But, as you can see, you have an odd amount of
Any hydrocarbon combusts completely to give carbon dioxide and water. Is it balanced? The oxygen bears a half-coefficient. How could I remove it?
Can you represent the combustion of propane and butane with similar reactions?