C2H6 (g ethane) + 4 O2 (g) → 2 CO2 (g) + 3 H2O (g)

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Stoichiometry

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C2H6           Mass: g
O2             Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L
CO2            Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L
H2O            Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L

Enthalpy of Reaction

[2ΔHf(CO2 (g)) + 3ΔHf(H2O (g))] - [1ΔHf(C2H6 (g ethane)) + 3.5ΔHf(O2 (g))]
[2(-393.51) + 3(-241.82)] - [1(-84.68) + 3.5(0)] = -1427.8 kJ
-1,427.80 kJ     (exothermic)

Entropy Change

[2ΔSf(CO2 (g)) + 3ΔSf(H2O (g))] - [1ΔSf(C2H6 (g ethane)) + 3.5ΔSf(O2 (g))]
[2(213.68) + 3(188.72)] - [1(229.12) + 3.5(205.03)] = 46.795 J/K
46.80 J/K     (increase in entropy)

Free Energy of Reaction (at 298.15 K)

From ΔGf° values:
[2ΔGf(CO2 (g)) + 3ΔGf(H2O (g))] - [1ΔGf(C2H6 (g ethane)) + 3.5ΔGf(O2 (g))]
[2(-394.38) + 3(-228.59)] - [1(-32.8) + 3.5(0)] = -1441.73 kJ
-1,441.73 kJ     (spontaneous)

From ΔG = ΔH - TΔS:
-1441.75 kJ     (spontaneous)

Equilibrium Constant, K (at 298.15 K)

3.928461896e+252
This process is favorable at 25°C.