# When methane, CH4 reacts with oxygen, is one product nitrogen gas?

Dec 14, 2016

Nowhere in the chemical equation "CH"_4 (g) + "O"_2 (g) has nitrogen. Thus nitrogen can't possibly be a product.
If anything, ${\text{CO}}_{2}$ and $\text{H"_2"O}$ are formed. Remember to balance.