What is the product of the chemical equation #C_3H_8(g) + 5O_2(g)#?

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May 18, 2016

Answer:

Carbon dioxide and water.

Explanation:

Under conditions of complete combustion, a hydrocarbon is always combusted to carbon dioxide and water:

#C_3H_8(g) + 5O_2(g) rarr 3CO_2(g) + 4H_2O(g)#

Is this reaction stoichiometrically balanced? How do you know?

Can you do the same thing with pentane, #C_5H_12#, with butane, #C_4H_10#? Why does butane have different stoichiometry?