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Q: Balancing Equations ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: Balancing Equations
Category: Science > Physics
Asked by: daismatt-ga
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Posted: 02 Aug 2006 15:11 PDT
Expires: 01 Sep 2006 15:11 PDT
Question ID: 751996
Please Balance the following equation:__ C5H8 + __ O2 ->   __ CO2 + __ H2O
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Subject: Re: Balancing Equations
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 02 Aug 2006 17:19 PDT
It's been 30 years since I've done one of these:
C5H8 + 14O2 = 5CO2 + 4H2O
The 5 and 4 on the right are to balance out the C's and H's on the left.
The 14 on the left balances out the sum of O's on the right.
Subject: Re: Balancing Equations
From: ansel001-ga on 02 Aug 2006 17:29 PDT
How about:

C5H8 + 702 = 5CO2 + 4H20
Subject: Re: Balancing Equations
From: artqs-ga on 02 Aug 2006 21:10 PDT
Yep, C5H8 + 7O2 = 5CO2 + 4H2O is the winner. Don't forget about that 2
next to the Oxygen in the reactants stanmartin. Those diatomic gases
can be a real pain: H2, N2, O2, F2, Cl2, Br2, and I2.

 - artqs
Subject: Re: Balancing Equations
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 03 Aug 2006 08:21 PDT
You're right, thanks.

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