We’re being asked to write a balanced equation for the combustion of naphthalene to CO2 and H2O.
Recall that in combustion analysis, a compound reacts with excess O2 to form products.
Naphthalein's structure is given:
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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