Is the following equation balanced? NH2CH2COOH (s) + 9/4 O2 --> 2 CO2 (s) + 5/2 H2O (l) + 1/2 N2 (g)
The correct equation is
It is not properly balanced. A balanced equation should have only whole number coefficients.
The common denominator of the fraction coefficients is 4. Multiply all coefficients times 4.
Simplify the fractions on the right side of the equation.
Reduce the fractions on the right side.