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Name: kristene
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Date: 2000


Question:
when carbon burns in sufficient oxygen, carbon dioxide forms. what is the word adn formula equation?


Replies:
The balanced chemical equation for the combustion of carbon in excess oxygen is:
                 C  +  O2  -----> CO2

One mol of solid carbon reacts with one mol of oxygen to yield one mol of carbon dioxide.

Vince Calder



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