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when water is added to solid calcium carbide, CaC2, acetylene gas,C2H2,and calcium hydroxide,Ca(OH)2, are produced. how do i write a balanced equation for the reaction.

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    CaC2 + H2O ==> Ca(OH)2 + C2H2
    You balance it.

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    a little confuse (OH)2 does this mean theres 2 Oxygen as well i know for sure that theres 2 hydrogens

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    Anytime parentheses include anything, everything inside the parentheses is multiplied by the subscript that follows.
    Ca(OH)2. There is 1 Ca atom, 2 O atoms, 2 H atoms.

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