Problem: Imagine you mix 16.05 g of methane (CH4) gas and 96.00 g of oxygen (O2) gas and then ignite the mixture. After a bright flash and a loud bang, some water droplets form on the inside of the reaction vessel.Select the process that occurred in the vessel using circles to represent atoms. Represent carbon with black circles, hydrogen with white circles, and oxygen with gray circles. Let one circle (or one molecule made of circles bonded together) represent exactly one mole.

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The balanced reaction given is:

CH4(g) + 2 O2(g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(g)

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Imagine you mix 16.05 g of methane (CH4) gas and 96.00 g of oxygen (O2) gas and then ignite the mixture. After a bright flash and a loud bang, some water droplets form on the inside of the reaction vessel.

Select the process that occurred in the vessel using circles to represent atoms. Represent carbon with black circles, hydrogen with white circles, and oxygen with gray circles. Let one circle (or one molecule made of circles bonded together) represent exactly one mole.

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