Problem: What coefficients must be placed in the following blanks so that all atoms are accounted for in the products? C6H12O6 → _____ C2H6O + _____ CO2 (A) 1; 2 (B) 3; 1 (C) 1; 3 (D) 2; 2

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We are being asked to determine the stoichiometric coefficients for the given reaction:

C6H12O6 → _____ C2H6O + _____ CO2 


Given the chemical equation, we then follow these general steps:

Step 1: Balance the non-oxygen and non-hydrogen elements first.

Step 2: Balance hydrogen.

Step 3: Balance oxygen.

Step 4: Make sure that all the coefficients are whole numbers. 


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What coefficients must be placed in the following blanks so that all atoms are accounted for in the products? 

C6H12O6 → _____ C2H6O + _____ CO2 

(A) 1; 2 

(B) 3; 1 

(C) 1; 3 

(D) 2; 2