Problem: When a compound containing C, H, and O is completely combusted in air, what reactant besides the hydrocarbon is involved in the reaction?

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In a combustion reaction a hydrocarbon reacts with oxygen to produce CO2 and H2O.  

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When a compound containing C, H, and O is completely combusted in air, what reactant besides the hydrocarbon is involved in the reaction?

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