Problem: Liquid pentane (C5H12) reacts with gaseous oxygen to form carbon dioxide and liquid water.Express your answer as a chemical equation.

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Reactants:

  • Liquid pentane → C5H12 (l)
  • oxygen gas → O2 (g)

Products:

  • carbon dioxide → CO2 (g)
  • liquid water → H2O (l)
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Liquid pentane (C5H12) reacts with gaseous oxygen to form carbon dioxide and liquid water.

Express your answer as a chemical equation.

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