What is the balanced equation of the reaction between gaseous propane and and oxygen gas?
The typical rigmarole is to....
And so we completely COMBUST propane,
Now this works well for odd-numbered alkanes....for EVEN-NUMBERED alkanes...we reach a problem...
Sometimes the latter equation is preferred because if you use a half-integral coefficient, you might die. I tend to find the stoichiometry of the FORMER reaction a bit easier to use when calculating stoichiometric equivalence. In either scenario CHARGE and MASS are balanced ABSOLUTELY....as indeed they must be if we purport to represent an actual chemical reaction.
The chemical equation for this reaction is
The balanced chemical equation would be:
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