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How do I balance this equation: C6H12O6 (s)  --> C2H5OH (l) + CO2 (g)

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quinnellow | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted January 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM via web

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How do I balance this equation: C6H12O6 (s)  --> C2H5OH (l) + CO2 (g)

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ndnordic | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted January 5, 2012 at 11:29 AM (Answer #2)

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This is basically a fermentation reaction where sugar is converted to alcohol plus carbon dioxide.

C6H12O6 --> 2 C2H5OH    +   2 CO2

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