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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH3OH(l): CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2(g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l), ΔH = –726.5 kJBalance the forward reaction with whole-number coefficients.

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We are asked to balance the forward reaction with whole-number coefficients.


CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2(g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l)


The reaction is already balanced, we only need to make the coefficient whole numbers. 


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Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH3OH(l): CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2(g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l), ΔH = –726.5 kJ

Balance the forward reaction with whole-number coefficients.

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