Problem: Balance the following equations by inserting the proper coefficients.1. ___ SO2 + ___ O2 → ___ SO32. ___ CH4 + ___ O2 → ____ CO + H2O

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We’re being asked to balance the given equations.


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.


Reaction 1:

____ SO2 + ___ O2 → ___ SO3

S      1

O      2 + 2 = 4

S      1

O      3


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Balance the following equations by inserting the proper coefficients.

1. ___ SO2 + ___ O2 → ___ SO3

2. ___ CH4 + ___ O2 → ____ CO + H2O




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