Problem: How do you balance CH3OH + O2 → CO2 + H2O?

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Check the number of elements in each side and balance it.

Unbalanced Chemical Reaction: CH3OH + O2 → CO2 + H2O

Balancing the chemical reaction: 

1. Balance the non oxygen and non hydrogen elements first:C

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How do you balance CH3OH + O2 → CO2 + H2O?

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