Problem: Which of the following is true about the total number of reactants and the total number of products in the reaction shown below? C5H12 + 8 O2 → 5 CO2 + 6 H2OA. 9 moles of reactants chemically change into 11 moles of product.B. 9 grams of reactants chemically change into 11 grams of product.C. 9 liters of reactants chemically change into 11 liters of product.D. 9 atoms of reactants chemically change into 11 atoms of product.

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We're being asked to determine the true statement about the total number of reactants and the total number of products in the reaction.

We're given the following balanced reaction: 

C5H12 + 8 O2 → 5 CO2 + 6 H2O

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Which of the following is true about the total number of reactants and the total number of products in the reaction shown below? 

C5H12 + 8 O2 → 5 CO2 + 6 H2O

A. 9 moles of reactants chemically change into 11 moles of product.

B. 9 grams of reactants chemically change into 11 grams of product.

C. 9 liters of reactants chemically change into 11 liters of product.

D. 9 atoms of reactants chemically change into 11 atoms of product.

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