Balancing Acetylene Combustion

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abroxis
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Balancing Acetylene Combustion

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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.
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Re: Balancing Acetylene Combustion

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