## Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

The balanced chemical equation for this reaction is: $C_{12}H_{22}O_{11}(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightarrow 4 C_2H_5OH(aq) + 4 CO_2(g)$
Aqueous sucrose and liquid water are the reactants; aqueous ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas are the products of this reaction. The unbalanced reaction is given as: $C_{12}H_{22}O_{11}(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightarrow C_2H_5OH(aq) + CO_2(g)$ We balance this equation by first balancing the $O$ atoms, then $C$ atoms. The balanced chemical equation for the reaction then becomes: $C_{12}H_{22}O_{11}(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightarrow 4 C_2H_5OH(aq) + 4 CO_2(g)$