# Reaction rate constants for methane combustion

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?

• 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. – Todd Minehardt Feb 20 '18 at 19:30
• This looks pretty good. – ParaH2 Feb 20 '18 at 19:34