Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
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Chapter 3 - Chemical Reactions and Reaction Stoichiometry - Exercises: 3.11c

Answer

CH4 + 4Cl2 -> CCl4 + 4HCl

Work Step by Step

CH4 + Cl2 -> CCl4 + HCl First we balance the C since it appears only once and it seems simple. There is 1 C on the left and 1 on the right so it is done. Next we balance the Hs since it appears only once on each side. There are 4 on the left and 1 on the right so we need to multiply the HCl term by 4 CH4 + Cl2 -> CCl4 + 4HCl Now we balance the Cls. We have 2 on the left and 8 on the right so we multiply the Cl2 by 4 to give 8 CH4 + 4Cl2 -> CCl4 + 4HCl
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