What is the combustion of cyclohexane C6H12?

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ndnordic | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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When balancing combustion reactions, do the carbon and hydrogen first, then the oxygen last.

Step 1: 6 carbons on the left, so you need 6 CO2 on the right.

Step 2: 12 hydrogens on the left, so you need 6 HOH on the right.

Step 3: count the number of oxygen atoms on the right = 18

step 4: divide oxygen atoms on right by 2 to get number of oxygen molecules needed on the left.

18/2 = 9

Balanced equation is:

C6H12 + 9 O2 --> 6 CO2 + 6 HOH

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polly123456 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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The combustion of one mole of cyclohexane, C6H12, produces how many moles of CO2?

6 moles of CO2


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