Problem: Write the complete balanced equation for the reaction that occurs when C3H8 combusts in O2.

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We are asked to write a chemical equation for the combustion of C3H8, propane.


Step 1: Identify species involved in a combustion reaction

Step 2: Identify the chemical formula for each species involved in a combustion reaction

Step 3: Write the initial unbalanced chemical equation.

Step 4: Balance the chemical equation.


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Write the complete balanced equation for the reaction that occurs when C3H8 combusts in O2.

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