24 balancing chemical equations 1 write the correct

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24 Balancing Chemical Equations 1. Write the correct formula(s) for the reactants on the left side and the correct formula(s) for the product(s) on the right side of the equation. Ethane reacts with oxygen to form carbon dioxide and water C 2 H 6 + O 2 CO 2 + H 2 O 2. Change the numbers in front of the formulas ( coefficients ) to make the number of atoms of each element the same on both sides of the equation. Do not change the subscripts. 2C 2 H 6 NOT C 4 H 12
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25 Balancing Chemical Equations 3. Start by balancing those elements that appear in only one reactant and one product. C 2 H 6 + O 2 CO 2 + H 2 O start with C or H but not O 2 carbon on left 1 carbon on right multiply CO 2 by 2 C 2 H 6 + O 2 2 CO 2 + H 2 O 6 hydrogen on left 2 hydrogen on right multiply H 2 O by 3 C 2 H 6 + O 2 2 CO 2 + 3 H 2 O
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26 Balancing Chemical Equations 4. Balance those elements that appear in two or more reactants or products. 2 oxygen on left 4 oxygen (2x2) C 2 H 6 + O 2 2 CO 2 + 3 H 2 O + 3 oxygen (3x1) multiply O 2 by 7 2 = 7 oxygen on right C 2 H 6 + O 2 2 CO 2 + 3 H 2 O 7 2 remove fraction multiply both sides by 2 2 C 2 H 6 + 7 O 2 4 CO 2 + 6 H 2 O
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27 Balancing Chemical Equations 5. Check to make sure that you have the same number of each type of atom on both sides of the equation. 2 C 2 H 6 + 7 O 2 4 CO 2 + 6 H 2 O Reactants Products 4 C 12 H 14 O 4 C 12 H 14 O 4 C ( 2 x 2) 4 C 12 H ( 2 x 6) 12 H ( 6 x 2) 14 O ( 7 x 2) 14 O ( 4 x 2 + 6 )
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28 1. Write balanced chemical equation 2. Convert quantities of known substances into moles 3. Use coefficients in balanced equation to calculate the number of moles of the sought quantity 4. Convert moles of sought quantity into desired units Amounts of Reactants and Products
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29 Methanol burns in air according to the equation 2CH 3 OH + 3O 2 2CO 2 + 4H 2 O If 209 g of methanol are used up in the combustion, what mass of water is produced? grams CH 3 OH moles CH 3 OH moles H 2 O grams H 2 O molar mass CH 3 OH coefficients chemical equation molar mass H 2 O 209 g CH 3 OH 1 mol CH 3 OH 32.0 g CH 3 OH x 4 mol H 2 O 2 mol CH 3 OH x 18.0 g H 2 O 1 mol H 2 O x = 235 g H 2 O
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30 Limiting Reagent: 2NO + O 2 2NO 2 NO is the limiting reagent O 2 is the excess reagent Reactant used up first in the reaction.
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