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 CO2(g). Assume that H2O(l) is the only other product.

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  • Methane is the simplest hydrocarbon (molecules made up of Hs and Cs) which has a molecular formula of CH4
  • Problem is looking for the balanced reaction of combustion reaction of CH(g) with O2 (g) producing H2O (l) and CO2 (g)

CH4 (g) + O2 (g) → H2O (l) + CO2 (g)

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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 CO2(g). Assume that H2O(l) is the only other product.

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