Propane, C3H8, in a tank that is usually the size of a basketball is often used for grills.
a) Write a balanced equation for the combustion of propane.
b) Calculate the number of moles of oxygen required to burn 5000 g (11.0 lbs) of propane.
c) Calculate the number of kilograms of O2 required to burn propane© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:49 pm ad1c9bdddf
(a) All combustion reactions are of the same form. They combine the compound with oxygen gas and produce carbon dioxide and water. Therefore, we write this:
C3H8 + O2 -----> CO2 + H2O
Now we just have to balance it. Always do combustion reactions in ...