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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: From everyday experience you are probably aware that table sugar (sucrose), C12H22O11, is soluble in water. When sucrose dissolves in water, it doesn't form ions through any reaction with water. It just dissolves without forming ions, so it is a nonelectrolyte. Write the chemical equation for the dissolving of sucrose in water.

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Determine the molecular formula of each molecule given and write the balanced equation

Step 1. Determine the molecules mentioned

  • Reactants appear to be C12H22O11 (aq) and H2O (l)
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From everyday experience you are probably aware that table sugar (sucrose), C12H22O11, is soluble in water. When sucrose dissolves in water, it doesn't form ions through any reaction with water. It just dissolves without forming ions, so it is a nonelectrolyte. Write the chemical equation for the dissolving of sucrose in water.

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