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    Volume of oxygen required for the combustion of octane

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    Combustion Reactions

    Combustion reactions are classified as rapid reactions that produce a flame. Usually, a combustion reaction refers to the reaction of a substance with O2.

    A very important class of reactions is the combustion of hydrocarbons (compounds containing hydrogen and oxygen) to form CO2 and H2O.

    All of the carbon in the sample is converted to CO2
    All of the hydrogen in the sample is converted to H2O

    Combustion of octane (C8H18) is the primary reaction in an automobile engine.

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    The solution of this problem involves 6 steps:

    1) Write the unbalanced equation for the combustion of octane

    2) Balance the equation by applying the Law of Conservation of Mass ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution demonstrates how to find the volume of oxygen required for the combustion of octane.