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

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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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Stoichiometry
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 ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution explains how to convert from grams of methane to mass of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and water involved in a combustion reaction.

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