# Write the balanced combustion equation for solid carbon. Remember that combustion is a type of...

## Question:

Write the balanced combustion equation for solid carbon. Remember that combustion is a type of synthesis reaction.

{eq}\rm a. \ C + O \rightarrow CO \\ b. \ 2C + O_2 \rightarrow 2CO \\ c. \ C_2 + O_2 \rightarrow 2CO \\ d. \ C + O_2 \rightarrow CO_2 + H_2O {/eq}

## Combustion Reactions:

Combustion reactions of hydrocarbons produce carbon dioxide, water, and energy because they are exothermic reactions. Hydrocarbons containing sulfur will also produce sulfur dioxide as nitrogen-containing hydrocarbons will produce nitrogen oxides.