How many moles of oxygen will be needed to completely oxidize 4 moles of #CH_4 + O_2 -> CO_2 + H_2O#?

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Mar 20, 2016


#4CH_4(g) + 8O_2(g) rarr 4CO_2(g) + 8H_2O(l)#


The equation above is stoichiometrically balanced, and represents the combustion of 4 mol methane to give 4 mol carbon dioxide and 8 mol of water. 8 mol of dioxygen gas are required for complete combustion.