# How do you write the balanced equation for the combustion of propane?

Apr 28, 2016

${C}_{3} {H}_{8} + 5 {O}_{2} \to 3 C {O}_{2} + 4 {H}_{2} O$

#### Explanation:

Propane has a chemical formula of ${C}_{3} {H}_{8}$

Combustion is when a hydro-carbon like propane containing carbon and hydrogen is burned in oxygen, releasing carbon dioxide and water.

${C}_{3} {H}_{8} + 5 {O}_{2} \to 3 C {O}_{2} + 4 {H}_{2} O$