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Chemistry for Engineering Students

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Lawrence S. Brown + 1 other
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Lawrence S. Brown + 1 other
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ISBN: 9781337398909
Chapter 10, Problem 10.9PAE
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1f the combustion of butane is spontaneous, how can you carry a butane lighter safely in your pocket or purse?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Butane is a hydrocarbon and all hydrocarbons undergo combustion spontaneously.

Concept Introduction:

The two factors determine the combustion of butane lighter, one is the flow restriction and the other is wall quenching.

Explanation of Solution

Complete combustion of butane gives carbon dioxide and water:

Butane + Oxygen → Carbon Dioxide + Water + Heat

2 C4H10 + 13 O2  8 CO2+ 10 H2O + Heat

However, incomplete combustion gives carbon monoxide and water

Butane + Oxygen (insufficient) → Carbon Monoxide + Water + Heat

2 C4H10

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