31 Oct '07 22:31

The chemical equation C3H8 +O2 = CO2 +H2O is not balanced

I know what coefficients are needed. Im Interested in the math to find them.

Baisically im looking for something to this effect

x(C3 + H8) + y(O2) = a(C + O2) + b(H2 + O )

Just using brainpower and guess and checking is obviously eisier, but im curious what the mathamatics would look like.

I set it up the way I did because it looked the most promising

I asked my algebra prof. she said something about matrices for a possible solution

I know what coefficients are needed. Im Interested in the math to find them.

Baisically im looking for something to this effect

x(C3 + H8) + y(O2) = a(C + O2) + b(H2 + O )

Just using brainpower and guess and checking is obviously eisier, but im curious what the mathamatics would look like.

I set it up the way I did because it looked the most promising

I asked my algebra prof. she said something about matrices for a possible solution