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Name the Products Formed When Ethane Burns in the Air. Write a Balanced Chemical Equation for the Reaction Showing the Types of Energies Liberated. - Science

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Name the products formed when ethane burns in the air. Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction showing the types of energies liberated.

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Solution

When ethane (CH3−CH3) is burned in air (oxygen), it forms carbon dioxide and water.

The balanced chemical equation is written as follws:-

`CH_3-CH_3+7/2O_2rarr2CO_2+3H_2O+Heat`

This reaction is called an exothermic reaction due to evolution of heat.

Concept: Chemical Properties of Carbon Compound
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