Your reactants are a hydrocarbon and oxygen. Your products are carbon dioxide and water. What type of reaction do you have?
A combustion reaction, which is (i) a special case of redox reactions, and (ii) which drives our industrial society.
We can give the general combustion reaction for an alkane as:
Is this balanced? If it's not, it should be!
Carbon is oxidized up to its maximum oxidation state
The reaction represents complete combustion in that all of the carbon reactant is oxidized to