Combustion Reactions

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Combustion Reactions

Postby 904273756 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:17 pm

In a combustion reaction, is the water that is produced always liquid? If not, how do you determine if it is going to be liquid or gas?

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Re: Combustion Reactions

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:55 pm

From the examples in the book, the water will most often be in the liquid state.

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Re: Combustion Reactions

Postby Astred 1D » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:49 pm

During Professor Lavell's review session number two (the camping at the sea problem) when the combustion reaction of butane was written the water was a gas. A problem similar to this in the text book, 7.105, wrote the reaction of C6H6(L) with carbon dioxide gas and water liquid as the products.

Do we use water liquid or water gas, for combustion reactions.

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Re: Combustion Reactions

Postby Neil DSilva 1L » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:00 pm

For those who see this post but haven't found the answer, Chem_Mod answered it here:

The phase of water is determined by the temperature at which the reaction occurs. Most reactions occur at room temperature, , at which water is a liquid. If the temperature is greater than the boiling point, then the water will be a gas.

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