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Methane has a formula CH4. When burned in air, it produces carbon dioxide and water.

A)T he balanced equation for the reaction?
B) How many moles of water could be formed using 2.5 mol of methane?
C) How many moles of carbon dioxide could be produced from 0.90 mol of oxygen gas?

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For any combustion (burning) question, you should set up the reaction as:

CH4 + nO2 --> xCO2 + yH2O

balance the carbon ...

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The combustion of methane is investigated, such as the balanced equation of the reaction, amount of water and CO2 produced.

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Combustion of methane, and mass of carbon dioxide, water and oxygen

When methane (CH4) burns, it reacts with oxygen gas to produce carbon dioxide and water. The unbalanced equation for this reaction is:

CH4(g)+O2(g)>>CO2(g)+H2O(g)

This type of reaction is referred to as a complete combustion reaction.

What coefficients are needed to balance the equation for the complete combustion of methane? Enter the coefficients in the order CH4,O2 ,CO2 , and H2O, respectively. Answer for this is: 1,2,1,2.

1) What mass of carbon dioxide is produced from the complete combustion of 1.00 x 10-3 g of methane?

2) What mass of water is produced from the complete combustion of 1.00 x 10-3 g of methane?

3) What mass of oxygen is needed for the complete combustion of 1.00 x 10-3 g of methane?

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