Methane bums in oxygen to yield carbon dioxide and water. The chemical formula for this reaction is #CH_4 + 2O_2 -> CO_2 + 2H_2O#. What is the product, or what are the products, of this reaction?

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Mar 8, 2017

Answer:

Clearly, the products of the reaction are #"carbon dioxide"# and #"water........"#, as with any complete hydrocarbon combustion,

Explanation:

And there is another reaction product; combustion of hydrocarbons leads to the production of heat, that we can use to do work:

#CH_4(g)+2O_2(g) rarr CO_2(g) + 2H_2O(l) + Delta#