what is the combustion reaction for petroleum?

i need to know this for science, and i forgot. i don’t know what to look for in my notebook!

2 Responses to “what is the combustion reaction for petroleum?”

  1. bustersmycat Says:

    perhaps that other is the one you seek, but it is fairly common to use
    CH2O+O2 = CO2 + H2O
    to represent combustion of organic materials.

  2. Michiel Says:

    petroleum really is a collection of alkanes so the reaction is of the kind

    C2H6 + O2 = CO2 + H2O