What is the complete combustion of propanol (C3H7OH) with oxygen?

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Nov 10, 2015

Answer:

#color(orange)(2)C_(color(blue)(3))H_(color(red)(7))OH + color(green)(9)O_2 -> color(blue)(6)CO_2 + color(red)(8)H_2O#

Explanation:

Alcohols react with oxygen in a similar way to hydrocarbons, where they produce carbon dioxide (#CO_2#) and water (#H_2O#).

Therefore, the reaction of the complete combustion of propanol is:

#C_(color(blue)(3))H_(color(red)(7))OH + color(green)(9/2)O_2 -> color(blue)(3)CO_2 + color(red)(4)H_2O#

Or the equation can be re-written as:

#color(orange)(2)C_(color(blue)(3))H_(color(red)(7))OH + color(green)(9)O_2 -> color(blue)(6)CO_2 + color(red)(8)H_2O#