Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 15 - Water and Aqueous Systems - 15 Assessment: 104

Answer

6 CO2 + 6 H2O -> C6H12O6 + 6 O2

Work Step by Step

First, balance carbon with a coefficient of 6 on the left side of the equation. Then balance hydrogen with a coefficient of 6 on the left side of the equation. Now balance oxygen. Since carbon and hydrogen are already balanced, we then focus our attention to the oxygen molecule on the right side of the equation. Inserting a coefficient of 6 for this molecule will give a total of 18 oxygen atoms on both sides of the equation. The chemical equation is now balanced.
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