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    Is this particular equation a combustion reaction?

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    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 = ...

    Solution Summary

    This response provides assistance in balancing an equation and explains whether or not the reaction is combustion.