What type of chemical reaction is #C_3H_8 + O_2 -> CO_2+H_2O#?

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Mar 11, 2016

Answer:

It is a combustion reaction, but as written it is UNBALANCED.

Explanation:

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

Carbon is OXIDIZED to #C(IV)#; dioxygen is reduced to #O(-II)#. This equation is stoichiometrically balanced.

How does energy transfer in this reaction?