The following reaction is an example what type of reaction? #2C_2H_6(g) + 7O_2(g) + 4CO_2(g) + 6H_2O(g)#

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Nov 8, 2016

Answer:

This is a classic combustion reaction or oxidation reaction.

Explanation:

#C_2H_6 + 7/2O_2(g) rarr 2CO_2 +3H_2O(l)+Delta#

The carbon of ethane #(C,-III)#, undergoes formal 7 electron oxidation to give fully oxidized #CO_2#. What is reduced in the reaction?

How does energy transfer in this reaction?