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C4H8(I) + 6 02(g) spark 4 C02(g) + heat Does anyone know what kind of chemical reaction...
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You have the following equation written above:
C4H8 + 6O2 --spark--> 4CO2 + heat
But this is not a balanced chemical equation. There is no hydrogen on the product side and there must be to balance out the hydrogen on the reactant side. C4H8 is n-butene (where "n" symbolizes the location of the carbon-carbon double bond) and this is an equation for the combustion of n-butene. The products are CO2 and H2O. The hydrogen in the water balances out the hydrogens on the right hand side. The complete balanced equation is as follows:
C4H8 + 6O2 ---spark---> 4CO2 + 4H2O + heat
This is the equation for the complete combustion of n-butene. Complete combustion produces only CO2, H2O, and heat as the products. Incomplete combustion produces some CO as a byproduct.
Posted by ncchemist on February 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM (Answer #2)
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