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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: How would you balance the following equation: CH 4 + O2 → CO2 + H2O?

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We’re asked to determine the balanced equation for the reaction between methane (CH4) and oxygen (O2).


Unbalanced Chemical Reaction:

Gas  (g)

Liquid  (l)

Solid  (s)

CH4(g) + O2(g)  CO2(g) + H2O(l)


Reactants                       Products

C                1                      C         1

H                4                     H         2

O                2                     O         3


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How would you balance the following equation: CH 4 + O2 → CO2 + H2O?

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