# Butane burns in oxygen according to the following balanced equation: C4H10 + 13/2O2 arrow 4CO2 +...

## Question:

Butane burns in oxygen according to the following balanced equation: {eq}C_4H_{10} + \frac{13}{2}O_2 \to 4CO_2 + 5H_2O {/eq}. If the butane is consumed at the rate of 1.50 L/s, the oxygen is consumed at the rate of:

a. 0.23 L/s

b. 1.50 L/s

c. 9.75 L/s

d. 22.4 L/s

e. 146 L/s

## Combustion:

When a substance burns, it is actually undergoing a type of chemical reaction called combustion. Combustion occurs when a substance reacts with oxygen to release carbon dioxide and water, also releasing large amounts of energy as light and heat.