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Relationship between moles of O2 and Ch2 Units in a combustion reaction

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Homework Statement



I want to find a relationship between the number of moles of O2 used and the number of CH2 units in an alkane in a complete combustion reaction.

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Right now I have come up with a math equation, given X units of CH2, to find the number of O2 moles. I used patterns to find the equation, is there any other relationship? The more units of CH2 you have, the more O2 you need to combust it right?
 

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epenguin
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This is very very elementary but just give a chemical equation if you want help although you seem to say you have solved it.
 
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It was a generic question, I'm only concerned that I am not thinking outside of the box by considering only the mathematical relationship.
 
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Until you write down what your actual thoughts are, preferably in some sort of formula or calculation, we do not know what you mean.
 

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