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Old March 21st, 2010, 19:19   #16
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A nice balanced equation is all pretty, but if insufficient oxygen is available then incomplete combustion can occur.

Also, if i burned 1 mol of propane in the presence of 5 mol of oxygen gas. I can bet that 100% of the time I would not get a 100% reaction. That's why its called a theoretical reaction. Propane combustion in free atmospheres usually have massive deviation from theoretical.
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