Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when the hydrocarbon styrene, C8H8(l), is combusted in air.

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In a combustion reaction an organic compound made of carbon and hydrogen or carbon, hydrogen and oxygen is combusted to form carbon dioxide and water as products.

The unbalanced reaction for the combustion of styrene is:


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Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when the hydrocarbon styrene, C8H8(l), is combusted in air.

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