We’re being asked to determine which of the following compounds will produce the largest number of moles of H2O if 1.5 mol of each is completely combusted in oxygen, O2.
For this problem, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Write and balance a chemical equation for the combustion reaction of each given compound.
Step 2: Calculate the moles of H2O produced for 1.5 mol of each reactant
The flow of the solution will be like this:
moles reactant (mole-to-mole comparison) → moles H2O
Recall that in a complete combustion reaction, the products are CO2 and H2O
If 1.5 mol of each of the following compounds is completely combusted in oxygen, which one will produce the largest number of moles of H2O?
C2H5OH, C3H8, CH3CH2COCH3.