IsTim
Balance: C5H12+O2>10CO2
12H2O



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

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

wolfe8
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What my teacher told me years ago was to first balance the C, then O, and lastly H.

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

wolfe8
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Well since there is O2 without other elements with is, I guess it's best to do O last then. Let me try.

wolfe8
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\[C _{5}H _{12}+8O _{2}\rightarrow5CO _{2}+6H _{2}O\]

wolfe8
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with it*

IsTim
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sorry its C5H12O+O2>1CO2+H2O

wolfe8
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Ah I left an O. Hold on.

wolfe8
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Hint: you can use fractions. Can you get it?

IsTim
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NO, IM NOT ALLOWED USING FRACTions for this assignment

wolfe8
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Well...then I guess after you get it with a fraction, multiply everything with the denominator :)

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ok.