IsTim Group Title Balance: C5H12+O2--->10CO2 12H2O one year ago one year ago

1. IsTim

FURThest i got was 2 CH12O+ 10O2---->10CO2+ 12H20

2. IsTim

Sorry, I mean 2C5H12O+10O2--->10CO2+12H2O

3. wolfe8

What my teacher told me years ago was to first balance the C, then O, and lastly H.

4. IsTim

is what i do, but somehow i can't reduce this.

5. wolfe8

Well since there is O2 without other elements with is, I guess it's best to do O last then. Let me try.

6. wolfe8

$C _{5}H _{12}+8O _{2}\rightarrow5CO _{2}+6H _{2}O$

7. wolfe8

with it*

8. IsTim

sorry its C5H12O+O2--->1CO2+H2O

9. wolfe8

Ah I left an O. Hold on.

10. wolfe8

Hint: you can use fractions. Can you get it?

11. IsTim

NO, IM NOT ALLOWED USING FRACTions for this assignment

12. wolfe8

Well...then I guess after you get it with a fraction, multiply everything with the denominator :)

13. IsTim

ok.