Problem: Methane reacts with oxygen in a Bunsen burner.In the molecular level views shown in the figure how many C, H, and O atoms are present as reactants?

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2 molecules CH4:

  • Each molecule of CH4 has:
    • 1 C atom
    • 4 H atoms

4 molecules O2:

  • Each molecule of O2 has:
    • 2 O atoms
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Methane reacts with oxygen in a Bunsen burner.

The reactants CH4 plus O2 enter a Bunsen burner; the products in the flame are CO2 and H2O.


In the molecular level views shown in the figure how many C, H, and O atoms are present as reactants?

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