Problem: The complete combustion of ethanol, C2H5OH (l), to form H2O (g) and CO2 (g) at constant pressure releases 1235 kJ of heat per mole of C2H5OH.Write a balanced equation for this reaction.

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Combustion reaction is a reaction where a fuel (usually a hydrocarbon) reacts with O2 along with heat to produce CO2 and H2O

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The complete combustion of ethanol, C2H5OH (l), to form H2O (g) and CO2 (g) at constant pressure releases 1235 kJ of heat per mole of C2H5OH.

Write a balanced equation for this reaction.

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