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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Balance the following equation:CaO (s) + C (s) → CaC2 (s) + CO2 (g)

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  • For the equation CaO (s) + C (s) → CaC2 (s) + CO2 (g), we have to balance O first, then Ca and lastly C
  • Usually, we balance diatomic or monoatomic molecules lastly (C in this case)
  • Balance O (2 on both sides)

2CaO (s) + C (s) → CaC2 (s) + CO2 (g)

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Balance the following equation:

CaO (s) + C (s) → CaC2 (s) + CO2 (g)

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