Organic Chemistry / Alkane Combustion
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Solution: The heats of combustion of methane and butane are 890 kJ/mol...

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The heats of combustion of methane and butane are 890 kJ/mol (212.8 kcal/mol) and 2876 kJ/mol (687.4 kcal/mol), respectively. When used as a fuel, would methane or butane generate more heat for the same mass of gas? Which would generate more heat for the same volume of gas?