Problem: Burning methane in oxygen can produce three different carbon-containing products: soot (very fine particles of graphite), CO(g), and CO2(g).Write balanced equation for the reaction of methane gas with oxygen to produce soot. Assume that H2O(l) is the only other product.

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CH4 (g) + O2 (g)→ C (s) + H2O (l)

          reactant     product

C             1                1

H            4                 2

O            2                1


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Burning methane in oxygen can produce three different carbon-containing products: soot (very fine particles of graphite), CO(g), and CO2(g).

Write balanced equation for the reaction of methane gas with oxygen to produce soot. Assume that H2O(l) is the only other product.

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