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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Alkane Combustion concept. If you need more Alkane Combustion practice, you can also practice Alkane Combustion practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofThe heats of combustion of methane and butane are 890 kJ/mol...as medium difficulty.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Rizzo's class at Pace University - New York.
What textbook is this problem found in?
Our data indicates that this problem or a close variation was asked in Organic Chemistry - Carey 8th Edition. You can also practice Organic Chemistry - Carey 8th Edition practice problems.