Problem: Consider the unbalanced equation for the combustion of hexane:C6H14(g) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(g)Determine how many moles of O2 are required to react completely with 6.1 moles C6H14.

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Unbalanced reaction:

C6H14(g) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(g)

Balance C:

C6H14(g) + O2(g) → 6 CO2(g) + H2O(g)

Balance H:

C6H14(g) + O2(g) → 6 CO2(g) + 7 H2O(g)

Balance O:

C6H14(g) + 19/2 O2(g) → 6 CO2(g) + 7 H2O(g)


moles C6H14 (mole-to-mole comparison) → moles O2

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Consider the unbalanced equation for the combustion of hexane:
C6H14(g) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(g)

Determine how many moles of O2 are required to react completely with 6.1 moles C6H14.

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