Problem: How would you balance the following equation: aluminum + oxygen gas → aluminum oxide?

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Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of the compounds involved in the reaction.

Reactants:

Aluminum 

▪ Aluminum → metal (s) → Al

Aluminum: Al (s)

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How would you balance the following equation: aluminum + oxygen gas → aluminum oxide?

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