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Problem: How would you balance H2 + O2 = H2O?

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We’re asked to determine the balanced equation for the reaction between hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2).

Unbalanced Chemical Reaction:

Given that H2 is a gas, O2 is a gas, and H2O is a liquid, we write the phase of each compound as a subscript in the equation.

Gas  (g)

Liquid  (l)

H2(g) + O2(g)  H2O(l)

Reactants                       Products

H                2                     H         2

O                2                     O         1

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How would you balance H2 + O2 = H2O?

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