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Homework Help: Fuel may be designated by the chemical formula C51 H105 S2 (OH)3

  1. Nov 12, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A fuel may be deignated by the chemical formula C51 H105 S2 (OH)3

    Write out the balance equation for complete combustion of this fuel.

    2. Relevant equations

    Cx Hy Oz Sn [(x) + (y/4)] o2

    > xCo2 + (y/2) H2o

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The problem is that I dont know how to simplify the (C51 H105 S2 (OH)3) to put it into the equation?
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  3. Nov 13, 2008 #2


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  4. Nov 13, 2008 #3


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    Re: s

    Does the sulfur burn in this fuel? Why is it not shown on the product side and why is there no term in front of the oxygen that includes 'n'?
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