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

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Oct 25, 2015

2H2O2--> 2H2O + O2

Oct 25, 2015

Answer:

#2H_2O_2->2H_2O+O_2#

Explanation:

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.

#2H_2O_2->2H_2O+O_2#