So the other day I was at working (im as suprised as you are) and lunch comes around. They have no stove but they say there is a microwave at the co-op. I express my disgust and she replied that how do we know that propane isnt sketchy as well. I mean, to people hundreds of years ago, it would seem like sourcery. Alright maby not, but they would probally burn you at the steak for good measure. So I would like to know what the equation for burning propane or compressed natural gas (is there any difference?) is? I looked it up on google and got alot of stuff about weapons, but could find this;
Generally, the chemical equation for combusting a hydrocarbon in oxygen is as follows:
CxHy + (x + y/4)O2 → xCO2 + (y/2)H2O
For example, the burning of propane is:
C3H8 + 5O2 → 3CO2 + 4H2O
Anybody smarter thatn me?