Propane, #C_3H_8#, is frequently used in camping stoves. When propane undergoes combustion, what are the products formed?

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Nov 5, 2016

Answer:

Upon complete combustion, propane gives carbon dioxide and water, as do all the hydrocarbons.

Explanation:

Because of the short carbon chain, and its volatility, propane is fairly clean burning:

#C_3H_8(g) + 5O_2(g) rarr 3CO_2(g) +4H_2O(g)+Delta#

What does the #Delta# symbol represent in the given reaction? It too may be quantitatively measured and predicted.