# How do you determine the mass of carbon dioxide produced when 0.85 g of butane reacts with oxygen according to the following equation: #2C_4H_10 + 13O_2 -> 8CO_2 10H_2O#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 6, 2016

#### Explanation:

Given the stoichiometry, each moles of butane gives

And thus

This is an equivalent mass of

In my stoichiometric equation, I used an half equiv of dioxygen in order to balance the equation. I do this because it makes the 'rithmetic a bit easier.