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In the equation ___CH4 + ___O2 ___CO2 + ___H2O, what number will go in front of the H2O to balance the equation?
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In the equation ___CH4 + ___O2 ___CO2 + ___H2O, what number will go in front of the H2O to balance the equation?
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
I guess what you mean is ___CH4 + ___O2 > ___CO2 + ___H2O is that right?
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online334Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah i was going tay what james said
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online334Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hi james it is snowball
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online334Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
well the number of atoms of each element has to balance on both sides. So if we start with one CH4 atom, we must have one CO2 atom: 1 CH4 + ___O2 > 1 CO2 + ___H2O Now, what can you say about the other two atoms? (Hi online/snowball)
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wolfgirlBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that there are a 2 of them
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Did you see why with one CH4 molecule there must be one CO2 molecule? That is because with one CH4 molecule, there is only one carbon atom on the lefthand side. So there must only be one carbon atom on the righthand side.
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
So right now we have that 1 CH4 + ___O2 > 1 CO2 + ___H2O Now, given that, how many hydrogen atoms must there be on the RHS (right hand side)?
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Yes. And hence how many water molecules H2O must there be?
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
No. Each water molecule has two hydrogen atoms, that's why we write H2O and not HO
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
Yes. Hence we now have that 1 CH4 + ___O2 > 1 CO2 + 2 H2O Now, count up the oxygen atoms on the RHS and figure out how many O2 molecules we need on the LHS.
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online334Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
right. So the final answer is 1 CH4 + 2 O2 > 1 CO2 + 2 H2O
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
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