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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Hydrogen cyanide is prepared commercially by the reaction of methane, CH4(g), ammonia, NH3(g), and oxygen, O2(g), at high temperature. The other product is gaseous water.a. Write a chemical equation for the reaction.

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The reactants in the reaction are methane, CH4(g), ammonia, NH3(g), and oxygen, O2(g) and the products are hydrogen cyanide, HCN(g), and gaseous water, H2O(g). The chemical equation is:

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Hydrogen cyanide is prepared commercially by the reaction of methane, CH4(g), ammonia, NH3(g), and oxygen, O2(g), at high temperature. The other product is gaseous water.
a. Write a chemical equation for the reaction.

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