# Problem: Liquid octane (C8H18), a component of gasoline, reacts with gaseous oxygen to form gaseous carbon dioxide and water vapor. Write the balanced chemical reaction for this process.

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Octane (liquid)

▪ Octane is is hydrocarbon with a general formula of CnH2n+2

▪ the prefix oct- means that the hydrocarbon has 8 carbons

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Liquid octane (C8H18), a component of gasoline, reacts with gaseous oxygen to form gaseous carbon dioxide and water vapor. Write the balanced chemical reaction for this process.