• # question_answer In the combustion of methane, why is methane regarded as the limiting reactant?

Methane $(C{{H}_{4}})$ is regarded as the limiting reactant because air or oxygen is always present in excess. The amounts of$C{{O}_{2}}$ and${{H}_{2}}O$ formed in the reaction depend upon the amount of methane only. Therefore, it is regarded as the limiting reactant.