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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Write the balanced equation for the combustion of propane?

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In a combustion reaction, an organic compound (made of C and H, or C, H and O) is combusted with oxygen (O2) to produce water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2).

Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.


propane (gas)

 Propane is a hydrocarbon with a general formula of CnH2n+2

 It is known that propane has 3 carbons

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Write the balanced equation for the combustion of propane?

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