Specific Combustion Reaction

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Tinisha 1G
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Specific Combustion Reaction

Postby Tinisha 1G » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:44 pm

When you are writing a combustion reaction for H2, how do you know not to put CO2 on the product side? I thought all combustion reaction occur in the presence of oxygen and yields carbon dioxide and water?

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Re: Specific Combustion Reaction

Postby bonnie_schmitz_1F » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:46 pm

I think because there is no carbon on the reactants side of the equation. So it would just be 2 H2 + O2 --> 2 H20

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Re: Specific Combustion Reaction

Postby Fionna Shue 4L » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:40 pm

During a combustion reaction, a compound reacts with O2 and burns. The two reactants are H2 and O2. Because there is no Carbon in the reactants, CO2 would not form. Instead, the equation would be 2H2 + O2 --> 2H2O

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