C3H8 + O2 = CO2 + H2O

Balanced Chemical Equation – Solution

C3H8 + 5O2 → 3CO2 + 4H2O

The coefficients show the number of particles (atoms or molecules), and the indices show the number of atoms that make up the molecule. New substances are formed as a result of the rearrangement of the original atoms. As a result of a chemical reaction, atoms of chemical elements do not disappear anywhere and new ones do not appear, their number remains unchanged – this follows from the law of conservation of mass of substances.

Chemical Reaction Information

Propane + Dioxygen = Carbon Dioxide + Water

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction. C3H8 is a reducing agent, O2 is an oxidizing agent.

  • 3 C-8/3  20 e  3 CIV (oxidation)
  • 10 O0 + 20 e  10 O-II (reduction)

Reaction Type


Substances that react are called starting materials or reactants. The substances that form as a result are called reaction products.


C3H8 – PropaneTricarbane

  • Other names: Dimethyl methaneN-propanePropyl hydride.
  • Appearance: Colorless gas; Colorless, odorless gas; Odourless colourless compressed liquefied gas.


  • Names: DioxygenOxygenOxygen (liquefied).
  • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas; Liquefied gas.



  • Names: Carbon dioxide.
  • Appearance: Colorless gas; Odourless colourless compressed liquefied gas; Colorless, odorless gas.

H2OWater, oxidane

  • Other names: Water (H2O)Hydrogen hydroxide.
  • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas.
Similar Examples of Equalizing a Chemical Reaction
O2 + CH4 + C3H8 + C2H6 + C4H10 → H2O + CO2
O2 + CH4 + C3H8 → H2O + CO2
O2 + C3H8 + C2H6 → H2O + CO2
O2 + C3H8 + C4H10 → H2O + CO2
O2 + C3H8 + C4H10 → H2O + CO2 + CO
O2 + C3H8 → CO + HO
O2 + C3H8 → H2 + CO2
O2 + C3H8 → H2O + C
O2 + C3H8 → H2O + C3O2
O2 + C3H8 → H2O + CO
O2 + C3H8 → H2O + CO2

Alexander Stephenson

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