# How would you balance the following equation: H2O2--> H2O+O2?

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Oct 25, 2015

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This reaction is of the spontaneous decomposition of hydrogen peroxide down into water and oxygen.

Add 2 molecules of hydrogen peroxide and 2 molecules of water. Since oxygen is naturally diatomic, the total number of atoms of each element is now the same on both sides of the equation so it is balanced.

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Oct 25, 2015

2H2O2--> 2H2O + O2

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