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Overview HS Chem - CH4(g 2O2(g>CO2 2H20 2C4H10 13O2>...

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Balancing Chemical Equations Chemical equations represent chemical reactions where the reactant entities are on the left and products on the right. Balancing chemical equations is necessary to determine quantities of reactants and assures that the law of conservation of matter is obeyed so that the total mass of reactants equals total mass of products. The coefficient in chemical equations are called stochiometric coefficients because they represent the degree to which a chemical participates in a reactions
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Unformatted text preview: CH4 (g) +2O2 (g) -->CO2+2H20 2C4H10 + 13O2 -> 8CO2 + 10H2O 4C4H10(g) + 26O2(g) --> 16CO2(g) + 20H2O(l) 16 Combustion of Benzene: 2C6H6 + 15O2 ---> 12CO2 + 6H2O Fe2O3 + 2Al -->2Fe +Al2O3 N2O4(l) + 2N2H4(l) → 3N2(g) + 4H2O(g) Limiting Reactant What does the term limiting reactant mean The limiting reactant is the chemical that determines how far the reaction will go before the chemical in question gets "used up," causing the reaction to stop....
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