Problem: The organic molecules shown beloware derivatives of benzene in which additional six-membered rings are "fused" at the edges of the hexagons. The compounds are shown in the usual abbreviated method for organic molecules.Naphthalene, which is the active ingredient in mothballs, is a white solid. Write a balanced equation for the combustion of naphthalene to CO2(g) and H2O(g).

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We’re being asked to write a balanced equation for the combustion of naphthalene to CO2 and H2O.


Recall that in combustion analysisa compound reacts with excess O2 to form products


Naphthalein's structure is given:

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The organic molecules shown belowThe structures of naphthalene, anthracene, and tetracene are composed of two, three, and four, respectively, fused benzene rings, all arranged with their points up and down.are derivatives of benzene in which additional six-membered rings are "fused" at the edges of the hexagons. The compounds are shown in the usual abbreviated method for organic molecules.

Naphthalene, which is the active ingredient in mothballs, is a white solid. Write a balanced equation for the combustion of naphthalene to CO2(g) and H2O(g).

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