Problem: If 1.5 mol C2H5OH, 1.5 mol C3H8, and 1.5 mol CH3CH2COCH3 are completely combusted in oxygen, which produces the largest number of moles of H2O? Explain.

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Recall that combustion reaction is a reaction O2 gas that produces CO2 and H2O.

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If 1.5 mol C2H5OH, 1.5 mol C3H8, and 1.5 mol CH3CH2COCH3 are completely combusted in oxygen, which produces the largest number of moles of H2O? Explain.

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