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

#CH_3CH_2OH + 3O_2 -> 2CO_2 + 3H_2O#

1 Answer
Jun 29, 2018



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

Combustion equations always look like this in words:

#color(lightseagreen)("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 #CO_2# and water.