Please balance this equation:
FeS2 + O2 ----> Fe2O3 + SO2
Is this a combustion equation?
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Let's write the equation with arbitrary coefficients:
a FeS2 +b O2 ---> c Fe2O3 + d SO2
Now we equate the number of atoms of each specie on both sides:
Fe: a = ...
This response provides assistance in balancing an equation and explains whether or not the reaction is combustion.