# What is the balanced equation for the combustion of glucose?

Nov 16, 2015

#### Answer:

${C}_{\textcolor{red}{6}} {H}_{\textcolor{b l u e}{12}} {O}_{6} \left(s\right) + \textcolor{g r e e n}{6} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \to \textcolor{red}{6} C {O}_{\textcolor{g r e e n}{2}} \left(g\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{6} {H}_{\textcolor{b l u e}{2}} O \left(g\right)$

#### Explanation:

The complete combustion of glucose will give carbon dioxide and water, therefore, the balanced chemical equation can be written as:

${C}_{\textcolor{red}{6}} {H}_{\textcolor{b l u e}{12}} {O}_{6} \left(s\right) + \textcolor{g r e e n}{6} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \to \textcolor{red}{6} C {O}_{\textcolor{g r e e n}{2}} \left(g\right) + \textcolor{b l u e}{6} {H}_{\textcolor{b l u e}{2}} O \left(g\right)$