What are the products of complete combustion of octane?

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Nov 22, 2017

Answer:

Carbon Dioxide (#CO_2#) & Water (#H_2O#)

Explanation:

Octane is made up of simply Carbon & Hydrogen.

In complete combustion, all the carbon and hydrogen atoms present react with oxygen ('combust') and thus the following occurs;

#C# + #O_2# = #CO_2#

#4H# + #O_2# = #2H_2O#

For Octane this would be;

2#C_8H_18# + 25#O_2# = 16#CO_2# + 18#H_2O#