In a combustion reaction a hydrocarbon reacts with oxygen to produce CO2 and H2O.
To balance: add coefficients so that number of atoms of each element on both sides are equal.
C3H6O(l) + 4O2 (g) → 3CO2 (g) + 3H2O (l)
C - 3 C -
H - 6 H -
What is the sum of the coefficients in the balanced chemical equation for the combustion of acetone, C3H6O(l), in air?
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