At 300 K and 1 atm, 15 mL of a gaseous hydrocarbon requires 375 mL air containing 20% O2 by volume for complete combustion.
Question:

At 300 K and 1 atm, 15 mL of a gaseous hydrocarbon requires 375 mL air containing 20% O2 by volume for complete combustion. After combustion the gases occupy 330 mL. Assuming that the water formed is in liquid form and the volumes were measured at the same temperature and pressure, the formula of the hydrocarbon is :-

  1. $\mathrm{C}_{4} \mathrm{H}_{10}$

  2. $\mathrm{C}_{3} \mathrm{H}_{6}$

  3. $\mathrm{C}_{3} \mathrm{H}_{8}$

  4. $\mathrm{C}_{4} \mathrm{H}_{8}$


Correct Option: , 3

Solution:


If further information (i.e., 330 ml) is neglected, option (3) only satisfy the above equation.

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