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<p>4C2H5 + 13O2 >> 10H2O + 8CO2</p>

<p>calculate the mass in grams of O2 required for the complete combusiton of the sample of the hydrocarbon.</p>

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<p>how much hydrocarbon do u have...thats not enuff info</p>

<p>the problem doesn't state how much hydrocarbon...that's why I'm having so much trouble w/ this problem.... </p>

<p>should I take the molar mass of the hydrocarbon in the equation and use that as the amt. of hydrocarbon?</p>

<p>someone, plz. help...</p>

<p>I assumed 1 mol of hydrocarbon... multiply by mole ratio of O2 to the hydrocarbon, and then converted mol of O2 to g of O2. Just simple dimensional analysis.</p>

<p>Got 104 g as my answer.</p>

<p>can any confirm this answer/method?</p>

<p>Yes, as stated previously it depends on the amount of the hydrocarbon. If it is 1 mole, then calculate the equivalent O2 needed. Since the ratio of hydrocarbon to oxygen is 4/13 then the ratio dictates that for 1 mole of Hydrocarbon you need 3.25 moles of 02. 3.25 8 32 = 104 grams</p>

<p>A general equation you can plug in any mole of Hydrocarbon would be
(4/13)(n)(32g) equals grams of O2 for any n number of moles of hydrocarbon.</p>