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Write a balanced equation for the complete oxidation reaction that occurs when acetylene (C2H2) burns in air.

Use the smallest possible integer coefficients.

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Step 1

Balanced chemical equation is defined as the equation in which the product and reactant side contains equal number of atoms of all species.

 

The oxidation of a hydrocarbon in the presence of air (oxygen) leads to the formation of carbon dioxide and water.

Step 2

The chemical equation for the oxidation of acetylene in air is given in equation (1).

 

The bala...

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СН, +0, >со, +H,О (1) (2) 2C,Н, +50, > 4CО, + 2H,0

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