Problem: How would you balance the equation for the combustion of octane: C 8H18(l) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(l)?

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We are asked to balance the equation for the combustion of octane.

Unbalanced Chemical Reaction: C8H18(l) + O2(g)  CO2(g) + H2O(g)

We basically need to modify the coeefficients so that all the elements are equal on both sides of the reaction. 

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How would you balance the equation for the combustion of octane: C 8H18(l) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(l)?

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