Problem: Part A:Consider the partial oxidation of ethane as shown in the following reaction: C2H6(g) + O2(g) → 2CO(g) + 3H2(g) First, write dot structures for C2H6, O2, CO, and H2.        Part B:Was ethane really oxidized in this reaction? Assign oxidation numbers. Was C2H6 oxidized? __________ If so, did oxidation occur at C or H or both? 

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Part A:

Consider the partial oxidation of ethane as shown in the following reaction: 

C2H6(g) + O2(g) → 2CO(g) + 3H2(g) 

First, write dot structures for C2H6, O2, CO, and H2

Part B:

Was ethane really oxidized in this reaction? Assign oxidation numbers. 

Was C2H6 oxidized? __________ If so, did oxidation occur at C or H or both? 

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