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Balancing equations - coefficient of oxygen

Is the coefficient of oxygen 7 when the equation C2H6+O2>CO2+H2O is balanced?

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The short answer to your question is yes, the coefficient of the oxygen is 7 in the balanced equation.

If you want to see the mathematical procedure I use to balance any equation, you can look at the process in the solution files attached.

To balance an equation we assign arbitrary coefficient to each compound that participates ...

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This solution is provided in 276 words and shows step-by-step how to balance the equation and find the oxygen coefficient.