Sat April 11, 2015 By: Jerlin George

CH+ 2O2 = CO2 + 2H2O
What information is conveyed by the above equation?

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Prachi Sawant
Sun April 12, 2015

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Please clear what kind of information do you want for this reaction.
CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O
  • It is a combustion reaction of methane.
  • In this kind of reaction, carbon dioxide and water are always the products.
  • Here methane gets oxidised and  oxygen gas gets reduced.
  • Hence the reaction is oxidation-reduction type of reaction in which methane is reducing agent and oxygen gas is oxidising agent.

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