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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: The following diagram shows the combination reaction between hydrogen, H2, and carbon monoxide, CO, to produce methanol, CH3OH (white spheres are H, black spheres are C, red spheres are O). The correct number of CO molecules involved in this reaction is not shown.Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction.

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The diagram shows the reaction between hydrogen gas (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO) (not shown)

This particular reaction will produce methanol (CH3OH) in the process.

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The following diagram shows the combination reaction between hydrogen, H2, and carbon monoxide, CO, to produce methanol, CH3OH (white spheres are H, black spheres are C, red spheres are O). The correct number of CO molecules involved in this reaction is not shown.

8 H2 and some CO molecules (not shown) go to 4 CH3OH.


Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction.

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