# How do you balance C3H6 + NH3 + O2 --> C3H3N + H2O?

Jan 14, 2016

2H_3C-CH=CH_2 + 2NH_3 + 3O_2 rarr 2H_2C=CHC-=N + 6H_2O
The above equation represents the formation of a very important commodity chemical, acrylonitrile, ${H}_{2} C = C H C \equiv N$. It is used in the synthesis of acrylates, such as acrylic acid.