Chemistry for Today: General, Orga...

9th Edition
Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305960060



Chemistry for Today: General, Orga...

9th Edition
Spencer L. Seager + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305960060
Chapter 22, Problem 22.54E
Textbook Problem

Balance the following equation. How many electrons will be transferred to NADH ?

CH 4 + O 2 + _ _ _ NAD + CO 2 + _ _ _ NADH + _ _ _ H +

Interpretation Introduction


The equation CH4+O2+___NAD+CO2+___NADH+___H+ is to be balanced and the number of electrons transferred to NADH is to be predicted.

Concept introduction:

The full form of NAD+ coenzyme is nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide. It is a coenzyme in which two nucleotides are joined together by a phosphate groups. It carries electrons from citric acid cycle to the electron transport chain.

Explanation of Solution

The unbalanced equation is shown below.


The number of carbon and oxygen atoms on the left hand side and right hand side of the equation are equal but the number of hydrogen atoms and NAD is not equal. The number of hydrogen atoms on left hand side and right hand side is 4 and 2, respectively. The balanced equation is shown below

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