Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when the gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether, C5H12O(l), burns in air. Express your answer as a balanced chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.  

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burns in air → combustion reaction


C5H12O(l) + O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + H2O (g)

       reactant         product

C         5                     2

H         12                    2
O         3                     3


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Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when the gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether, C5H12O(l), burns in air. Express your answer as a balanced chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.  

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