What does pentane plus (#C_5H_12#) oxygen yield?

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Feb 26, 2017

Answer:

Well, complete combustion yields carbon dioxide, and water, and energy..........

Explanation:

#C_5H_12(l) + 8O_2(g) rarr 5CO_2(g) + 6H_2O+Delta#

Is this balanced? How do you represent the combustion of heptane, #C_7H_16#?

Also try to represent the combustion of hexanes, #C_6H_14#; in this instance (an even-numbered alkane), you have to use fractional coefficients, or double the equation.