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Gaseous butane will react with gaseous oxygen to produce gaseous carbon dioxide and gaseous water . Suppose 16.9 g of butane is mixed with 39. g of oxygen. Calculate the minimum mass of butane that could be left over by the chemical reaction. Round your answer to 2 significant digits.
This is a limiting reagent problem with a twist; i.e., how much is left over and not how much something is formed. Here is a detailed and worked example of a limiting reagent problem. Just follow the steps.