# What is the combustion reaction of sucrose?

${C}_{12} {H}_{22} {O}_{11} \left(s\right) + \frac{35}{2} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow 12 C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \uparrow + 11 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$
Is this equation balanced? I might have made an error! How would you know? Supposing 1 equiv of carbon in the sucrose was oxidized to $C$. How would I represent that?