In the combustion of methane, what is the limiting reactant and why?

This combustion process consists of a reaction between methane and oxygen in the air. When this reaction takes place, the result is carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and a great deal of energy. Methane is the limiting reagent because the other reactant is the oxygen of air which is always present in excess. Thus the amounts of carbon dioxide & water formed will depend upon the amount of methane burnt.

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