Problem: Gaseous butane (CH3(CH2)2CH3) reacts with gaseous oxygen gas (O2) to produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and gaseous water (H2O). What is the theoretical yield of carbon dioxide formed from the reaction of 33.1 g of butane and 15.7 g of oxygen gas. Round your answer to 3 significant figures.

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Step 1: Write and balance the reaction

Reactants

  • (CH3(CH2)2CH3)
  • O2

Products

  • CO2
  • H2O

Reaction

(CH3(CH2)2CH3) + O2 → CO+ H2O



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Gaseous butane (CH3(CH2)2CH3) reacts with gaseous oxygen gas (O2) to produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and gaseous water (H2O). What is the theoretical yield of carbon dioxide formed from the reaction of 33.1 g of butane and 15.7 g of oxygen gas. 

Round your answer to 3 significant figures.

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