Problem: Methane reacts with oxygen in a Bunsen burner.Are the same number of each type of atom present as products?

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We’re asked to determine if the same number of each type of atom are present as products based on the given diagram for the reaction of Methane, CH4 with oxygen, O2 to produce CO2 and H2O


To do so, we need to check if the diagram shows a balanced reaction.


First, we need to determine the reactants and products in the reaction:

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Methane reacts with oxygen in a Bunsen burner.

The reactants CH4 plus O2 enter a Bunsen burner; the products in the flame are CO2 and H2O.


Are the same number of each type of atom present as products?

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