# What is the balanced equation for the incomplete combustion of heptene, #C_7H_14#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 31, 2017

#### Explanation:

Is the given equation stoichiometrically balanced?

And how did I know that 1 mole each of carbon monoxide and carbon (as soot) would result? Of course, I don't KNOW that, but I can nevertheless represent the possibility: i.e. some of the carbon is incompletely combusted. I could also represent the thermodynamic properties of the equation.

Of course complete combustion demands complete carbon oxidation to give: