Jacob N. answered • 06/08/21

25 years of experience teaching high school chemistry!

The easiest way to think through this balancing of this equation is that there are initially 12 atoms of hydrogen on the reactant side of the equation. Thus, we need to get 12 atoms of hydrogen on the product side as well.

You should be able to determine what coefficient needs to be placed in front of H_{2}O to give us a total of 12 hydrogen atoms. (remember to multiply the coefficient by the subscript)

Mohamed S.

so on the product side is 5 CO₂(g) + 12 H₂O(g)?06/09/21