Problem: Consider the mixture of propane, C3H8, and O2 shown below.Write a balanced equation for the combustion reaction that occurs between propane and oxygen.        

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In a combustion reaction an organic compound made of carbon and hydrogen or carbon, hydrogen and oxygen is combusted to form carbon dioxide and water as products.

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Consider the mixture of propane, C3H8, and O2 shown below.

10 O2 and 3 C3H8.

Write a balanced equation for the combustion reaction that occurs between propane and oxygen.        

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