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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Write a balanced equation for the combustion of gaseous ethane ( C2H6), a minority component of natural gas, in which it combines with gaseous oxygen to form gaseous carbon dioxide and gaseous water.

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Reaction → combustion reaction

unbalanced reaction:        

C2H6 + O2 → CO2 + H2O

balance C:

C2H6 + O2 2 CO2 + H2O

balance H:

C2H6 + O2 2 CO2 + 3 H2O

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Write a balanced equation for the combustion of gaseous ethane ( C2H6), a minority component of natural gas, in which it combines with gaseous oxygen to form gaseous carbon dioxide and gaseous water.

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