Problem: Write a balanced equation for the complete combustion of table sugar (sucrose, C12H22O11). Use H2O(l) in the balanced chemical equation because the metabolism of these compounds produces liquid water. Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all the phases in your answer. 

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table sugar/sucrose → C12H22O11


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Write a balanced equation for the complete combustion of table sugar (sucrose, C12H22O11). Use H2O(l) in the balanced chemical equation because the metabolism of these compounds produces liquid water. 

Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all the phases in your answer. 

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