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I can't find a rate constant or activation energy for the methane combustion reaction given by:

$$\ce{ CH4 + 2O2 -> CO2 + 2H2O}$$

Do all reactions have a rate constant? The NIST web site lists several rate constants for reactions of methane that yield other products, but none for the reaction above. Is there a known rate constant for the reaction given above?

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    $\begingroup$ Very good question. The reaction you have is the sum of several intermediate reactions, and many of them have been quantified in terms of their kinetics. This publication is a bit dated but offers a wide overview of the type of problem you have. Additionally, and sentimentally for me, it is co-authored by Bill Gardiner, with whom I spent countless hours in graduate school, as his TA for physical chemistry and as his friend. $\endgroup$ – Todd Minehardt Feb 20 '18 at 19:30
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    $\begingroup$ This looks pretty good. $\endgroup$ – ParaH2 Feb 20 '18 at 19:34

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