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balancing chemical equations help!!

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    |dw:1357781525124:dw|

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    What do you think is missing from each side.

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    |dw:1357783534660:dw|

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    i need step by step explaining because i keep on getting stuck at the oxygen

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    I think you could use fractions too....

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    i no the answer to the problem but i just cant figure out how to get it

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    also, this image|dw:1357708177746:dw| is a little bit confusing

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    the answer is 2 C2H6 + 7 O2 ---------> 4 CO2 + 6 H2O

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    but i just dont know how people got it

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    |dw:1357708399283:dw|

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    |dw:1357708457062:dw| Blanace the Hydrogens at the end. Now, what do you do first?

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    do you balance carbon first?

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    why not

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    but then oxygen has 5 atoms since you have to put a 2 coefficent on co2

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    so how would you balnce the other oxygen

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    ok. now what about the hydrogens (worry about oxygen after)

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    i put a 3 in the products hydrogen but doesnt that make the products oxygen 5 as well UGG

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    Why not 5/2 for Oxygen on the left side?

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    my teacher said we cant use fractions

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    really? What grade is this?

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    well, if that's the case, why not just multiply the values by 2?

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    8th grade

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    nvrmind i guess i will just wing it lol

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    you sure?

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    yahh

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    ok. good luck with that then

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