For example, the gases fraction contains hydrocarbons with one to four carbon atoms. These:
The hydrocarbons in different fractions differ in these properties. For example, the bitumen fraction contains hydrocarbons with more than 35 carbon atoms. These have:
In a Bunsen burner, this occurs when the air hole is fully open.
hydrocarbon + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water
Here are the equations for the complete combustion of propane, used in bottled gas:
propane + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water
C3H8 + 5O2 → 3CO2 + 4H2O
Write a word and balanced symbol equation for the complete combustion of methane, CH4, found in natural gas.
Methane + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water
CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O