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treddie

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I have a non-stoichiometric reaction that balances out to:

C12H23.4 + 12.265(O2) ---> 11.7(H2O) + 6.415(CO2) + 5.585(C)

The problem started with the compound C12H23.4 which is the published formula for a high-grade kerosene of the form CnH1.95n. So, in the beginning, there exists a non-integer value of hydrogen atoms (which seems crazy), and this propagates through the entire equation to create even MORE "nonsensical" fractional particles.

What is going on here? How is one to interpret this result?