We are being asked to determine the coefficient of oxygen when the following equation is balanced
_O2 + _C5H12 -> _CO2 + _H2O
Recall that when balancing chemical equations, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal with the lowest whole number coefficients.
Initially, there are 2 O, 5 C, 12 H in the reactant side and 3 O, 1 C, 2 H in the product side.
When the equation _O2 + _C5H12 -> _CO2 + _H2O is balanced the coefficient of O2 is
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