Balance the chemical equation for combustion of propane
Step 1. Insert 1 in front of the most complicated
looking compound ( in this case propane ).
1C3H8 + O2 --> CO2 + H2O
Step 2. To balance C's, 3 must be inserted in front of CO2.
1C3H8 + O2 --> 3CO2 + H2O
Step 3. To balance H's, 4 must be inserted in front of H2O .
1C3H8 + O2 --> 3CO2 + 4H2O
Step 4. To balance O's, 5 must be inserted in front of O2 .
1C3H8 + 5O2 = 3CO2 + 4H2O
Erase 1 from the equation:
C3H8 + 5O2 = 3CO2 + 4H2O
The equation is now in balance !
Note: If any fractions should occur, simply multiply the equation by a suitable number.
Step 1. Insert chemical equation : C3H8 +
O2 > CO2 + H2O
Step 2. Press Calculate ..... Problem solved !!
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