Balancing Acetylene Combustion

Chemistry and homework help forum.

Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, High School Chemistry, Colledge Chemistry and University Chemistry Forum.

Share your chemistry ideas, discuss chemical problems, ask for help with scientific chemistry questions, inspire others by your chemistry vision!

Please feel free to start a scientific chemistry discussion here!

Discuss chemistry homework problems with experts!

Ask for help with chemical questions and help others with your chemistry knowledge!

Moderators: expert, ChenBeier, Xen

Post Reply
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 24, 2021 3:13 pm

Balancing Acetylene Combustion

Post by abroxis »

I got 2C2H2(g) + 5O2(g) → 4CO2(g) + 2H2O for a Acetylene Oxygen Combustion.

A ratio of 2 parts Acetylene and 5 parts Oxygen.

I am trying to calculate the reaction if I am using Air .

I know Air has Nitrogen, Oxygen and other gases. Do I have to factor in the other gases?

Thank you for any help.
User avatar
Distinguished Member
Distinguished Member
Posts: 810
Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:25 am
Location: Berlin, Germany

Re: Balancing Acetylene Combustion

Post by ChenBeier »

Air contains 21% O2.
But the equation is the same. You need about 5 times more air as 100% oxygen.
Post Reply