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1mol of an organic compound requires 3mol of oxygen gas

  1. Apr 23, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For complete oxidation, 1mol of an organic compound requires 3mol of oxygen gas
    What could be the formula?
    a) CH3CHO
    b) CH3CH2OH
    c) CH3CH3
    d) CH3CO2H


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    What does it mean by complete oxidation? Is it combustion?
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2010 #2

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    Re: Oxidation

    Yes it is combustion.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 #3
    Re: Oxidation

    Thank you.
     
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