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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Balance the following reaction:C2H4 + O2 → CO2 + H2O

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We are asked to balance the following chemical reaction. 

Unbalanced Chemical Reaction: C2H4  + O2 CO2+ H2O

Balancing the chemical reaction: 

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

Give CO2 a coefficient of 2 to balance C. 

C2H4 + O2 2 CO2 + H2O

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Balance the following reaction:

C2H4 + O2 → CO2 + H2O

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