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Balancing equation
« on: April 17, 2021, 06:24:07 PM »
I am trying to solve this equation

 C2H6     +      O2 :rarrow:      CO2+        H2O


How I did is?

1 c2H6    +3.5O2 :rarrow:       2CO2+  3H2O


Can anyone tell me its right or not ? or what mistake i made?



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Re: Balancing equation
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 09:17:54 PM »
Generally, you shouldn't use non-integer stoichiometric coefficients (this isn't always the case). Although, from this, it's technically correct. Good measure would be to multiply both sides by 2 to get whole numbers.

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Re: Balancing equation
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 11:33:28 PM »
Thank you for your reply


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