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Methyl-t-butyl ether, C5H12O, is added to gasoline to promote cleaner burning. How many...
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Methyl-t-butyl ether is a hydrocarbon. So when it reacts with Oxygen it will produce `CO_2` and `H_2O` . The combustion reaction can be given as follows.
`C_5H_12O+15/2O_2 rarr 5CO_2+6H_2O`
`C_5H_12O:O_2 = 1:15/2`
Since we have only one mole of Methyl-t-butyl ether we need 15/2 moles of ` O_2` to react with this compound.
So the oxygen required for the reaction is 15/2 moles.
Posted by jeew-m on July 30, 2013 at 2:13 AM (Answer #1)
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