We're being asked to write the complete combustion reaction for acetic acid (CH3COOH)
Recall that in combustion analysis, a compound reacts with excess O2 to form products.
For a compound composed of C, H, and O, the reaction looks like this:
CxHyOz + O2 (excess) →x CO2 + y H2O
We will do the following steps:
Step 1: Write the chemical reaction
Step 2: Balance the chemical reaction
Write the balanced chemical equations for the complete combustion of acetic acid (CH3COOH), the main active ingredient in vinegar.
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