#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?

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Mar 26, 2017

Are you winding us up?


You have the one molecule of #CH_4#. How many carbons? How many hydrogens? Both quantities are #>=1#.

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

#C(s) + 2H_2(g) rarr CH_4(g)#

Is this a redox reaction? Why?

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