1. Predict the products of the Combustion of a Hydrocarbon reaction.
2. Balance a chemical equation.
This type of chemical reaction was also discussed on 01/22/2014 in a blog post titled “Combustion of a Hydrocarbon”.
In a Combustion of a Hydrocarbon Reaction, a hydrocarbon reacts with oxygen to form water and carbon dioxide. For the introductory chemistry student, I am focusing on simple hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes and alkynes).
This is easily observed in the combustion of methane gas in the Bunsen burner.
One lab possibility is:
*My 01/22/2014 blog post discusses balancing of Combustion of a Hydrocarbon reaction. I recommend that you check it out!
Here is a worksheet on Combustion of a Hydrocarbon reactions w/ answers:
This is my last November post before Thanksgiving (11/27)!
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