Problem: Consider the mixture of ethanol, C2H5OH, and O2 shown in the accompanying diagram.Write a balanced equation for the combustion reaction that occurs between ethanol and oxygen.

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


Complete reaction:  C2H5OH + O→ CO2 + H2O

  • to balance, add 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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Consider the mixture of ethanol, C2H5OH, and O2 shown in the accompanying diagram.
7 O2 and 2 C2H5OH.

Write a balanced equation for the combustion reaction that occurs between ethanol and oxygen.

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