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

1 Answer
Nov 5, 2016

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


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.