C3H8 (g propane) + 5 O2 (g) → 3 CO2 (g) + 4 H2O (ℓ)

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Reaction Type:

Combustion

Stoichiometry

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C3H8           Mass: g
O2             Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L
CO2            Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L
H2O            Mass: g
Heat Released: kJ

Entropy Change

[3ΔSf(CO2 (g)) + 4ΔSf(H2O (ℓ))] - [1ΔSf(C3H8 (g propane)) + 5ΔSf(O2 (g))]
[3(213.68) + 4(69.91)] - [1(270.2) + 5(205.03)] = -374.67 J/K
-374.67 J/K     (decrease in entropy)

Free Energy of Reaction (at 298.15 K)

From ΔGf° values:
[3ΔGf(CO2 (g)) + 4ΔGf(H2O (ℓ))] - [1ΔGf(C3H8 (g propane)) + 5ΔGf(O2 (g))]
[3(-394.38) + 4(-237.18)] - [1(-23.56) + 5(0)] = -2108.3 kJ
-2,108.30 kJ     (spontaneous)

From ΔG = ΔH - TΔS:
-2108.29 kJ     (spontaneous)

Equilibrium Constant, K (at 298.15 K)

approaches infinity
This process is favorable at 25°C.

Reference(s):

Kotz, John C. and Treichel, Paul. Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity 4th ed.; Thomson Brooks/Cole: Belmont, CA, 1999; pp 152, 155.

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