# Chemistry

How many grams of water will be produced in the complete combustion of 20.0g of Octane, C8H18(g) and 50.0g Oxygen gas?

1. Combustion reactions always follow this general reaction:

CxHy + O2 -----> CO2 + H2O

Plug in Octane into the the reaction and then balance:

C8H18 + O2 -----> CO2 + H2O

2 C8H18 + 25 O2 -----> 16 CO2 + 18 H2O

Just eyeballing it, octane is the limiting reagent.

****To determine the limiting reagent, you have to find the number of moles that each reactant can produce (i.e., which reactant will you run out of first.)

20.0g *(1 mole/114.23 g)= moles of C8H18

moles of C8H18*(18 mol of H2O/2 moles of C8H18)= moles of H2O

moles of H2O*(18.00g/mole)= mass of H2O

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