What are the products to C_2H_6(g) + O_2(g)?

Jun 2, 2018

$\text{Carbon dioxide and water....}$

Explanation:

Chemical reactions conserve mass and charge ABSOLUTELY. Hydrocarbons react with dioxygen to give carbon dioxide and water under conditions of complete combustion...

And so....

${\underbrace{{C}_{2} {H}_{6} \left(g\right) + \frac{7}{2} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 3 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) + \Delta}}_{\text{98 g of REACTANTS gives 98 g of PRODUCT}}$

What does $\Delta$ mean in the context?