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Homework Help: Some simple chemical reaction help

  1. Mar 25, 2006 #1
    Here is my first question.

    Cl2O + H2O ------->

    I am pretty sure this is a synthesis reaction becasue it there is non metal oxide and a water. I also know a non metal oxide plus a water forms an acid. I predict this to be HClO3.

    If that is the correct answer, I cant seem to balance the equation. Help

    My second question is

    C3H8 + 5O2 -----> ??

    I am guessing this is single displacement. How to I obtain the product. Then how do i balance it.

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  3. Mar 25, 2006 #2


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    I am not too sure on the first reaction, you dont normally see Chlorine with a positie charge like that.

    Bu the second reaction is a simple combustion reaction, producing Carbon Dioxide and Water (Steam).
    Propane and excess Oxygen combust completely to form Carbon Dioxide and Water,
    C3H8 + 5 O2 = 3 CO2 + 4 H2O
    All complete combustion reactions profuce CO2 and H2O.
  4. Mar 25, 2006 #3
    first equation gives you 2 HClO (hypochlorous acid)
    Found it on google
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