Problem: When a mixture of 13.0 g of acetylene (C2H2) and 13.0 g of oxygen (O2) is ignited, the resultant combustion reaction produces CO2 and H2O.Write the balanced chemical equation for this reaction.

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Combustion reaction: hydrocarbon reacts with Oxygen to form CO2 and H2O.


Complete reaction:  C2H2 + O→ CO2 + H2O

  • to balance, add a coefficient so that the number of each atom for each type of element for both sides of the reaction are equal
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When a mixture of 13.0 g of acetylene (C2H2) and 13.0 g of oxygen (O2) is ignited, the resultant combustion reaction produces CO2 and H2O.

Write the balanced chemical equation for this reaction.

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