The burning of methane in oxygen is a highly exothermic reaction. Yet a mixture of methane and oxygen gas can be kept indefinitely without any apparent change. Can someone give me an explanation behind this?

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  1. Chemistry

    there are ___ molecules of methane (CH4) in 0.123 moles of methane? a. 16 b. 0.773 c. 2.46 x 10 -2 d. 7.40 x 10 22 e. 6.02 x 10 23

  2. Please help me!!! Chemistry

    Multiple choice When methane is burned with oxygen, the products are carbon dioxide and water. If you produce 18 grams of water from 8 grams of methane and 32 grams of oxygen, how many grams of carbon dioxide were produced in the reaction? a)40 b)22 c)58

  3. Chemistry

    A gas mixture consists of equal masses of methane (molecular weight 16.0) and argon (atomic weight 40.0). If the partial pressure of argon is 200. torr, what is the pressure of methane, in torr?

  4. chemistry

    1)The reaction of methane and oxygen yields carbon dioxide gas and water. The unbalanced reaction is as follows: CH4(g) + O2(g)CO2(g) + H2O(g) A. If 0.718 grams of methane are reacted, how many grams of water vapor are produced? B. If 1.621 grams CO2 are

  5. Chemistry

    Methane burns with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water as a gas. The balanced thermochemical equation is Ch4(g) + 2)2(g) ---> CO2(g) + 2H2O(g) H = -802kJ How much methane, in grams, must be burned to release 544 kJ of heat? My answer: 544/802 =

  6. Chemistry

    What volume of “wet” methane would have to be collected at 20.0 oC and 760.0 torr to be sure the sample contained 2.00 x 102 ml of dry methane at the same temperature and pressure ? My Work: All I have so far is that I use P1V1=P2V2 but I don't know

  7. chemistry.

    Methane, CH4 burns in oxygen gas to form carbon dioxide and water. How many moles of carbon dioxide will be formed from 8.0g of methane?

  8. Chemistry

    Gaseous methane (CH4) reacts with gaseous oxygen gas (O2) to produce gaseous carbon dioxide (CO2) and gaseous water (H2o) . What is the theoretical yield of carbon dioxide formed from the reaction of 0.16g of methane and 0.83g of oxygen gas?

  9. Chemistry

    Consider the following reaction: CH4 +2O2 -> CO2 + 2H2O. Delta H = -891 kJ Calculate the enthalpy change for each of the following cases: a. 1.00 g methane is burned in excess oxygen b. 1.00 x 10^3 L methane gas at 740. torr and 25 *C is burned in excess

  10. chemistry

    Gaseous methane CH4 will react with gaseous oxygen O2 to produce gaseous carbon dioxide CO2 and gaseous water H2O . Suppose 0.481 g of methane is mixed with 2.9 g of oxygen. Calculate the maximum mass of carbon dioxide that could be produced by the

  11. Chemistry

    The burning of methane in oxygen is a highly exothermic reaction. Yet a mixture of methane and oxygen gas can be kept indefinitely without any apparent change. Can someone give me an explanation behind this?

  12. chemistry

    The following equation represents the partial combustion of methane, CH4. 2CH4(g) + 3O2(g) > 2CO(g) + 4H2O(g) At constant temperature and pressure, what is the maximum volume of carbon monoxide that can be obtained from 3.39 x 102 L of methane and 1.70 x

  13. Ap Chemistry

    Hydrogen gives off 120. J/g of energy when burned in oxgyen, and methane gives off 50. J/g under the same circumstances. If the mixture of 5.0 g of hydrogen and 10. g of methane is burned, and the heat released is transferred to 50.0 g of water at 25.0

  14. Chemistry

    Methane (CH4) is the major component of natural gas. 2.5 moles of methane were placed in a commercial colorimeter and subjected to a combustion reaction. The reaction released 2800 kJ of energy. Compare this energy value to the energy values of paraffin

  15. chemistry

    Methane (CH4) is the main component of natural gas. It is burned for fuel in a combustion reaction. The unbalanced combustion reaction for methane is shown below. CH4 + O2 CO2 + H2O + heat When the reaction is balanced, how many carbon dioxide molecules

  16. Chemistry Honors

    When a Bunsen burner is ignited, it begins a combustion reaction of methane gas in the air. CH4 (g) + 2 O2 (g) CO2 (g) + 2 H2O (l) How many moles of water will be produced from the complete combustion of 4 moles of methane? Answer: 8

  17. chem help

    The reaction of methane and oxygen yields carbon dioxide gas and water. The unbalanced reaction is as follows: CH4(g) + O2(g)CO2(g) + H2O(g) A. If 1.26 grams of methane are reacted, how many grams of water vapor are produced? B. If 2.796 grams CO2 are

  18. chemistry

    A 100 L flask contains a mixture of methane and argon gasses at 25 degree C . The mass of argon present is 228 g and the mole fraction of methane in the mixture is 0.650 . calculate the total kinetic energy of gaseous mixture

  19. Please help me!!!!

    2. Methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), and oxygen (O2) can react to form hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and water according to this equation: CH4 + NH3 + O2  HCN + H2O You have 8 g of methane and 10 g of ammonia in excess oxygen. Answer the following questions: •

  20. Chem- REALLY URGENT!!!

    2. Methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), and oxygen (O2) can react to form hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and water according to this equation: CH4 + NH3 + O2  HCN + H2O You have 8 g of methane and 10 g of ammonia in excess oxygen. Answer the following questions: •

  21. Chem Help please!!!!!

    2. Methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), and oxygen (O2) can react to form hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and water according to this equation: CH4 + NH3 + O2  HCN + H2O You have 8 g of methane and 10 g of ammonia in excess oxygen. Answer the following questions: •

  22. Science

    What chemical equation would represent methane (CH4) burning in the presence of oxygen gas (O2) to form water and carbon dioxide? (Make sure it's balanced)

  23. Chemistry

    64g of oxygen reacts completely with methane gas to form 44g of carbon dioxide gas and 36 g of water vapour. Calculate the amount of methane that takes part in the reaction .

  24. Thermodynamics

    Methane gas, CH4, burns in air and releases 192 kcal/mol. Assuming a 90%-efficient heat transfer, what mass (in kg) of ice at -17.8C can be converted to water at 37.8C by burning 500 liters of methane measured at 20.56C and 1 atm?

  25. Chemistry

    One proposed design for a Mars rover uses a methane gas fuel cell as its power supply. The methane fuel can be made on Mars using a chemical reaction that has been known for over 100-a the Sabatier methanation reaction: C02(g) + 4H2(g) CH4(g) +2H2O(g)

  26. Chemistry

    The reform reaction between steam and gaseous methane () produces "synthesis gas," a mixture of carbon monoxide gas and dihydrogen gas. Synthesis gas is one of the most widely used industrial chemicals, and is the major industrial source of hydrogen.

  27. Adv AP Honors Chemistry

    2. Methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), and oxygen (O2) can react to form hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and water according to this equation: CH4 + NH3 + O2  HCN + H2O You have 8 g of methane and 10 g of ammonia in excess oxygen. Answer the following questions: •

  28. chemistry

    Now "react" methane (CH4) with oxygen (O2) to produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O). Start with one molecule of methane and one molecule of oxygen. Continue reacting molecules of CH4 and O2 until all the reactant atoms have been used to form

  29. chemistry

    A sample of methane gas, CH4, was collected over water at 25.0ºC and 800 torr. The volume of the wet gas is 4.36 L. What will be the volume of the dry methane at standard pressure? Voldry methane=_______L

  30. Chemistry

    A 5.00 g mixture of methane (CH4) and ethane (C2H6) is combusted in oxygen gas to produce carbon dioxide and water. If 14.09 g of CO2 is produced, how many grams of methane was in the original 5.00 g mixture ?

  31. Chemistry

    A mole of methane reacts with 64g of oxygen at 1 atm, 425 K. There are two ways in which methane can react with oxygen. It can either form water vapor and carbon dioxide or water vapor and carbon monoxide. After reaction the final gas density is 0.7282

  32. chemistry

    If 8.00g of methane is burned with 6.00g of oxygen. How much methane,oxygen,carbon dioxide,and water remain after the reaction is complete in grams?

  33. Chemistry

    A mixture of ethyne ( C2H2 ) and methane ( CH4 ) occupied a certain volume at a total pressure of 16.8 kPa. Upon burning the sample to form CO2 and H2O, the CO2 was collected and its pressure found to be 25.6 kPa in the same volume and at the same

  34. Chemistry

    One mole methane is completly burned in xcess oxygen. If 8.90x10^3kj of heat are given off from theis reaction, calculate the heat given off for 1.44g of methane.

  35. Chemistry ASAP

    3. Methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), and oxygen (O2) can react to form hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and water according to this equation: CH4 + NH3 + O2  HCN + H2O You have 8 g of methane and 10 g of ammonia in excess oxygen. Answer the following questions: •

  36. Chemistry

    Methane has a heat of combustion of about 50 kJ/g. About how much heat would be produced if 12 moles of methane were burned? Methane has a molecular formula of CH4.

  37. Astronomy

    Which of these gasses are outgased by our volcanic eruptions? a)oxygen, methane,ammonia b)carbon dioxide, water vapor, oxygen c)ammonia, water vapor, oxygen d) water vapor, methane, carbon dioxide e)helium, carbon dioxide, methane

  38. Chemistry

    Methane gas (carbon tetrahydride) reacts with oxygen by combustion: CH4 + 2O2 -> CO2 + 2H2O a.)How many moles of methane are needed to produce 3.5*10-4 moles of carbon dioxide? b.)How many moles of oxygen are needed to react form the 3.5*10-4 moles of

  39. Chemistry

    In the lab, 5.8 L of methane gas is burned with excess oxygen gas at SATP. How much carbon dioxide gas is produced? **Based on the balanced chemical equation the ratio of methane gas to carbon dioxide is 1:1, this being said, does it make sense that as 5.8

  40. Chemistry

    I am to use this formula to find ΔH°f,methane: ΔH°comb=2ΔH°f,water+ΔH°f, carbon dioxide-ΔH°f,methane-2ΔH°f,oxygen For ΔH°comb, the value is 884 KJ/mol For ΔH°f,water, the value is -285.8 For ΔH°f,carbon dioxide, the value is -393.5 I was

  41. chemistry

    a typical alberta home heated with natural gas assume methane CH4 (g) consuems 2.00ML of natural gas during the month of December. What volume of oxygen at SATP is required to burn 2.00ML of methane measured at 0 degrees and 120 kPa? the answer is 2.62ML

  42. chemistry

    A furnace that provides heat by burning methane gas must have the correct mixture of air and fuel to operate efficiently. What is the mole ratio of air to methane gas in the combustion of methane? Hint: Air is 20% oxygen.

  43. CHEMISTRY: URGENT

    30cm^3 of a mixture of methane and ethane were mixed with 100cm^3 of oxygen at ordinary temperature and pressure and exploded. After cooling the residual gases occupied 61.5cm^3. Find the percentage by volume of each gas in the mixture, methane (CH4) and

  44. Chemistry

    If 6.0 liters of methane react with 12.0 liters of oxygen according to the equation CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O, and the temperature and the pressure are kept constant, which of the following is true? a. All the methane and oxygen react. b. Oxygen is in

  45. Chemistry

    Natural gas is almost entirely methane, CH4. What volume of natural gas at 20 C and 1.00 atm pressure is required to heat one quart of water from 20 C to 100 C? The density of methane at 20 C is 0.665 g/mL. The reaction for the combustion of methane is CH4

  46. Chemistry

    Methane is formed in landfills by the action of certain bacteria on buried organic matter. If a sample of methane collected from a landfill has a volume of 500. mL at 744. torr and 22. °C, how many grams of methane are in the sample?

  47. Chemistry - Liquid Methane?

    "The planets Uranus and Neptune are so far from the Sun that temperatures are low enough for atmospheric methane, CH4, to condense and form clouds. How is it possible for methane, a nonpolar substance, to exist in this liquid state?" I want to say it's

  48. chemistry

    A ten gallon methane tank contains 1.243 mol of methane at 74°F. Express the volume of tank in liters, the amount of methane in the tank in grams, and the tempature of the tank in kelvin.

  49. chemistry

    Suppose you have a mixture of hydrogen and methane (CH4) gases that are at equilibrium. What is the ratio of the average speed of the methane (CH4) relative to the hydrogen ? Express the answer as a fraction (e.g. 0.621). I know that im suppose to use the

  50. chemistry

    when a 8.77g mixture of methane, and ethane is burned in oxygen at constant pressure, 476.6kJ of heat is liberated. What is the percentage by mass of CH4 in the mixture? The standard enthalpies of combustion for CH4 and C2H6 are -890.3kJ/mol and

  51. Chemistry

    When methane is combusted with excess oxygen 891 kJ of energy is produced start with 100g of methane. how much energy is produced? is this reaction endothermic or exothermic? Also provide enthalpy change for this reaction: CH4 + 2O2 (arrow)= CO2 + H2O +

  52. chemistry

    A mixture og gases has a total pressure off 28.3 atm, it is made of: 5.8 atm of hydrogen gas, 7.2 atm of nitrogen gas, 3.5 atm of oxygen gas and some amount of methane. What is the pressure of methane? what is the pressure of methane in kPa?

  53. Chemistry

    How many kilograms of water at 15oC can be heated to 95oC by burning 143 grams of methane, CH4, assuming that 100% of the heat is used to heat the water. The heat of combustion of methane is 891 kJ per mole of methane. (The specific heat of water is 4.184

  54. science

    a mixture of gases contains 64g of methane, 64g of oxygen and 64g of sulphur dioxide. The pressure of the mixture is 210 kpa. what is the partial pressure (in kpa) of the methane expected to be?

  55. chemistry

    In a methane fuel cell, the chemical energy of the methane is converted into electrical energy instead of heat that would flow during the combustion of methane. Using the half-reactions and reduction potentials given below a) Write a net equation for the

  56. chemistry

    In a methane fuel cell, the chemical energy of the methane is converted into electrical energy instead of heat that would flow during the combustion of methane. Using the half-reactions and reduction potentials given below a) Write a net equation for the

  57. Science/chemistry

    CH4 + 2O2 --> OC2 + 2H2O What mass of water is formed by burning 4g of methane in excess oxygen? (Ar of carbon=12, Ar of oxygen=16 and Ar of hydrogen=1)

  58. Chemistry

    It has been proposed that wood alcohol, CH3OH, a relatively inexpensive fuel to produce, be decomposed to produce methane. Methane is a natural gas, commonly used for heating homes. is a decomposition from wood alcohol to methane and oxygen

  59. chemistry

    Use Table 9.4 to calculate an approximate enthalpy or heat of reaction for the combustion of one mole of methane gas (CH4) to form gaseous H2O and CO2. What Volume (in L) of methane is needed to produce 3287 kJ of heat for methane gas at 11 oC and 3.40 atm

  60. Chemistry

    I have previously posted this question, but now I am lost question: A calorimeter is filled with 10.0 millimole (mmole) of methane gas and an excess of oxygen. When burned, the ignition wire releases 107.2 J of heat. The heat capacity of the calorimeter

  61. chem

    If you burn 13.7 g of methane (CH4) burns in oxygen, then 686 kJ is evolved. What is the amount of heat produced per mole of methane burned?

  62. Chemistry

    Hi, i would like to know how hydrogen can be manufactured from methane using a nickel catalyst. What must be added to methane in the reaction? +Ni CH4 + ??? -----> H2 + ???

  63. chemistry

    30cm^3 of a mixture of methane and ethyne require 70cm^3 of oxygen for complete combustion. Calculate the composition of the mixture

  64. Chemistry

    Methane reacts with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide, water and heat. If the percent yield of the reaction is 90.0%, how many grams of methane must be burned to produce 150.0 kJ of energy? ___ CH4 (g)+ ___ O2 (g) → ___ CO2 (g) + ___ H2O(g) + 802 kJ

  65. chem

    Methane is oxidized to water and carbon dioxide in a process, in which 10 % of the methane is converted to CO and 20 % is converted to formaldehyde. What is the yield of the process? How much methane do you need to produce a kg of formaldehyde? How much

  66. science, biology

    what evidence shows that the burning of methane is a chemical reaction?

  67. science (PLEASE HELP)

    Why is condensation on the beaker resulted from burning methane a chemical reaction?

  68. Chemistry

    How much heat is associated with the burning of 2.27 g of methane in the following unbalanced reaction: CH4(g) + O2(g) →CO2(g) + H2O(g)?

  69. Chem

    Use the table to calculate an approximate enthalpy or heat of reaction for the combustion of one mole of methane gas (CH4) to form gaseous H2O and CO2. What Volume (in L) of methane is needed to produce 3329 kJ of heat for methane gas at 36 oC and 9.15 atm

  70. Chem

    Use the table to calculate an approximate enthalpy or heat of reaction for the combustion of one mole of methane gas (CH4) to form gaseous H2O and CO2. What Volume (in L) of methane is needed to produce 3329 kJ of heat for methane gas at 36 oC and 9.15 atm

  71. chemistry

    THE HEAT OF COMBUSTION OF METHANE IS -50.38 KJ /MOL . HOW MANY MOLES OF METHANE MUST BE BURNT IN ORDER TO PRODUCE 137KJ MM[METHANE]=16.04NG/MOL

  72. Chemistry

    I got 0.907 KJ for ΔHcomb but I don't know if its correct. I also don't know how to write the equation. -------- question: A calorimeter is filled with 10.0 mole of methane gas and an excess of oxygen. When burned, the ignition wire releases 107.2 J of

  73. chemistry

    Dr bob can you help with my last question for tonights home work please A gas mixture consists of equal parts of methane(molecular weight 16.0) and argon (atomic weight40.0). if the partial pressure of argon is 26.6 kPa what is that of methane in the same

  74. PHYSICS PLEASE HELP

    Suppose a distant world with surface gravity of 7.12 m/s2 has an atmospheric pressure of 7.48 104 Pa at the surface. (a) What force is exerted by the atmosphere on a disk-shaped region 2.00 m in radius at the surface of a methane ocean?____________N (b)

  75. chemistry

    Calculate the volume of natural gas (methane) required to bring 2.6 L of water to a boil. Assume the initial temperature of the water is 21 C, and the methane is at 1 bar and 25 C. Assume that methane is an ideal gas, the specific heat capacity of water to

  76. Chemistry

    Calculate the volume of natural gas (methane) required to bring 3.9 L of water to a boil. Assume the initial temperature of the water is 39 C, and the methane is at 1 bar and 25 C. Assume that methane is an ideal gas, the specific heat capacity of water to

  77. Chemistry

    a)What mass of water is produced from the complete combustion of 2.30×10−3 g of methane? b)What mass of oxygen is needed for the complete combustion of 2.30×10−3 g of methane? This is the unbalanced equation given: CH4+O2->CO2+H2O

  78. Chemistry

    how many liters of oxygen are necessary for the combustion of 425 g methane assuming the reaction takes place at STP

  79. Chemistry

    I got 0.907 KJ for ΔHcomb but I don't know if its correct. I also don't know how to write the equation. -------- question: A calorimeter is filled with 10.0 mole of methane gas and an excess of oxygen. When burned, the ignition wire releases 107.2 J of

  80. chemistry

    a sample of methane contain 4.5x10 the power of24 h atom.calculate the mass methane

  81. Chemistry

    A 6.0g of methane decomposes into 4.5g of Carbon and 1.5g of Heydrogen. Determine the empirical formula of methane.

  82. ap chem repost

    a 2L container is charged with 2atm of O2 at 298 Kelvin. Ch4(g) + 2O2(g) --> CO2(g) + 2H20(g) calculate the partial pressure of methane needed to react completely with the O2 in the vessel. What is the total pressure after the reaction is complete if the

  83. chem repost

    a 2L container is charged with 2atm of O2 at 298 Kelvin. Ch4(g) + 2O2(g) --> CO2(g) + 2H20(g) calculate the partial pressure of methane needed to react completely with the O2 in the vessel. What is the total pressure after the reaction is complete if the

  84. Chemistry

    Determine by calculation and diagrames to proof whether these two reactions are endothermic or exothermic .. 1. Methane burns in oxygen 2. Nitrogen (II) reacting with oxygen producing nitrogen monoxide.

  85. Chemistry - Stoichiometry/gases

    When 2.38 g of methane burns in oxygen, 119 kJ of heat is produced. What is the enthalpy of combustion (in kJ) per mole of methane under these conditions? Your answer will be in kJ/mol. the Molar Mass of methane is 16.04, so I did 2.38g/16.04=0.14838 mol

  86. Chemistry

    30cm^3 of a mixture of methane and ethyne require 70cm^3 of oxygen for complete combustion. Calculate the composition of the mixture.

  87. Himma International College Minna

    Chemistry: 30cm^3 of a mixture of methane and ethyne require 70cm^3 of oxygen for complete combustion. Calculate the composition of the mixture

  88. Chemistry

    Methane is formed in landfills by the action of certain bacteria on buried organic matter. If a sample of methane collected from a landfill has a volume of 200. mL at 741 torr and 27.2 °C, how many grams of methane are in the sample?

  89. chemistry

    Methane is formed in landfills by the action of certain bacteria on buried organic matter. If a sample of methane collected from a landfill has a volume of 100. mL at 754 torr and 21.2 °C, how many grams of methane are in the sample?

  90. CHEMISTRY: URGENT

    24cm^3 of a mixture of methane and ethane were exploded with 90cm^3 of oxygen. After cooling to RTP the volume of gases was noted and it decreased by 32cm^3 when treated with KOH. Calculate the composition of the mixture.

  91. CHEMISTRY

    24cm^3 of a mixture of methane and ethane were exploded with 90cm^3 of oxygen. After cooling to RTP the volume of gases was noted and it decreased by 32cm^3 when treated with KOH. Calculate the composition of the mixture.

  92. Physics

    Suppose a distant world with surface gravity of 7.12 m/s2 has an atmospheric pressure of 7.48 104 Pa at the surface. (a) What force is exerted by the atmosphere on a disk-shaped region 2.00 m in radius at the surface of a methane ocean?________N (b) What

  93. Chemistry

    A mixture of ethyne gas (C2H2) and methane gas (CH4) occupied a certain volume at a total pressure of 16.8 kPa. When the sample burned, the products were CO2 gas and H2O vapor. The CO2 was collected and its pressure found to be 25.2 kPa in the same volume

  94. chemistry

    A 6.0 L flask contains a mixture of methane, argon and helium at 45 degrees C and 1.75 am. If the mole fractions of helium and argon are 0.25 and 0.35, respectively, how many molecules of methane are present?

  95. 12th grade Chemistry

    BOND BREAKING AND BOND MAKING: Determine by calculations and energy level diagrams, to proof whether these two reactions are endothermic or exothermic reactions.. 1. Methane burns in oxygen 2. Nitrogen (II) reacting with oxygen producing nitrogen

  96. PHYSICS

    Suppose a distant world with surface gravity of 7.12 m/s2 has an atmospheric pressure of 7.48 104 Pa at the surface. (a) What force is exerted by the atmosphere on a disk-shaped region 2.00 m in radius at the surface of a methane ocean? ________N (b) What

  97. Chemistry

    One mole of methane has a mass of 16.0 grams. 1000cm3 of methane have a mass of 0.174 g. What is the correct expression for calculating the volume of 1 mole of methane?

  98. chemistry

    What happens when you have a mixture of CO2 hydrate and methane hydrate when the temperature is 2.5 C and the pressure is 2 MPa. Does the methane come off and the CO2 hydrate remain

  99. chemistry

    A closed container has a mixture of methane, CH4, ethane C2H6, and propane C3H8. If 12.5 g of methane, 36.0 g of ethane, and 14.0 g of propane have a total pressure of 890. mm Hg, what is the partial pressure of each of the gases in the container?

  100. Science (chemistry)

    If 1mile of methane(CH4) is releases 890 kJ/mole, how much energy is released per gram of methane?

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