Problem: Most ethylene (C2H4), the starting material for producing polyethylene, comes from petroleum processing. It also occurs naturally as a fruit-ripening hormone and as a component of natural gas. The heat transferred during combustion of C2H4 is −1411 kJ/mol. Write a balanced thermochemical equation.

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Most ethylene (C2H4), the starting material for producing polyethylene, comes from petroleum processing. It also occurs naturally as a fruit-ripening hormone and as a component of natural gas. 

The heat transferred during combustion of C2H4 is −1411 kJ/mol. Write a balanced thermochemical equation.

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