. How do you balance the equation


 C4H10 + O2 → CO2 + H2O ?

Best Answer

Explanation:

  • To balance the equation, first we will balance the number of carbon on both reactant (4 carbon) and product (1 carbon) side. Multiply CO₂ by 4

    CH₁₀ + O₂ → 4CO + HO
  • Next we will balance the number of hydrogen on both reactant (10 hydrogen) and product (2 hydrogen) side. Multiply HO by 5

    CH₁₀ + O₂ → 4CO + 5HO
  • Next we will balance the number of oxygen on both reactant (2 oxygen) and product (13 oxygen) side. Multiply O₂ by (13/2)

    CH₁₀ + (13/2)O → 4CO + 5HO

Final Answer:

Hence, the balanced equation is

CH₁₀ + (13/2)O → 4CO + 5HO

 

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