# What type of chemical reaction does the balanced equation below represent?

## $C {H}_{3} C {H}_{2} O H + 3 {O}_{2} \to 2 C {O}_{2} + 3 {H}_{2} O$

Jun 29, 2018

Combustion

#### Explanation:

Types of equations are just one of those things that you must memorize.

Combustion equations always look like this in words:

$\textcolor{l i g h t s e a g r e e n}{\text{Organic compound + Oxygen -> Carbon Dioxide + Water}}$

I like to remember this by thinking of a combustion engine, used in cars. I always remember the products in this way, since I know that cars produce $C {O}_{2}$ and water.