# What are the products of this reaction? S_(s) + 2H_2SO_(4(aq)) ->

S_8(s) + 16H_2SO_4(l) → 24SO_2(g) + 16H_2O(l)
And thus we start with $\stackrel{0}{S}$ and $\stackrel{+ V I}{S}$, and we finish with $\stackrel{+ I V}{S}$. Elemental sulfur is oxidized, and the sulfuric acid is REDUCED. Is it balanced?