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A Compound Containing 3 Atoms Of Carbon And 8 Atoms Of Hydrogen Is Combined In A Reaction With Oxygen Molecules. The Two End Products Of This Equation Are Carbon Dioxide And Water. What Element Should You Look At First In Balancing This Equation?

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    C3H8 + n O2 -> 3CO2 + 4H2O is the reaction. That results from the number of H and C atoms in the C3H8, and the products they tell you exist.

    To balance it, use the fact that
    2n = 10
    which is based upon the number of O atoms in the reaction.

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    Carbon

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