# CH_4 is the chemical formula for methane. In order to produce a single molecule of methane, how many carbon (C) atoms are needed? Hydrogen atoms?

Mar 26, 2017

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#### Explanation:

You have the one molecule of $C {H}_{4}$. How many carbons? How many hydrogens? Both quantities are $\ge 1$.

While I couldn't do this rxn, we could certainly evaluate its thermodynamic parameters:

$C \left(s\right) + 2 {H}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow C {H}_{4} \left(g\right)$

Is this a redox reaction? Why?

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