Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the fermentation of sucrose (C12 H22O11) by yeasts in which the aqueous sugar reacts with water to form aqueous ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) and carbon dioxide gas.

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Unbalanced reaction: 

C12 H22O11(aq) + H2O(l) → C2H5OH(aq) + CO2(g)

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Write a balanced chemical equation for the fermentation of sucrose (C12 H22O11) by yeasts in which the aqueous sugar reacts with water to form aqueous ethyl alcohol (C2H5OH) and carbon dioxide gas.

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