Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for each of the following.Liquid pentane (C5H12) reacts with gaseous oxygen to form carbon dioxide and liquid water.

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Liquid pentane (C5H12) → C5H12(l)
Gaseous oxygen → O2(g)
Carbon dioxide →CO2(g)
Liquid water → H2O(l)


The unbalanced reaction: 

C5H12(l) + O2(g) → CO2(g)H2O(l)

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Write a balanced chemical equation for each of the following.

Liquid pentane (C5H12) reacts with gaseous oxygen to form carbon dioxide and liquid water.

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