Answer to Question #128282 in Inorganic Chemistry for Jessica

Question #128282
10cm3 of a gaseous hydrocarbon C2 Hx required 30cm3 of oxygen gas for complete combustion if steam and 20cm3 of carbon iv oxide produced what is the value of x
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Expert's answer
2020-08-05T05:09:33-0400

First we can write the chemical equation of hydrocarbon burning:

C2Hx+(2+0.25x)O2=2CO2+0.5xH2O

Then we can see that volumes of hydrocarbon and oxygen are related as 1:3. We can make an equation:

2+0.25x=3

x=4

Answer: x=4



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19.04.21, 15:58

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