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Homework Help: Can I get ethyne from ethane like this on a highschool test?

  1. Apr 6, 2015 #1
    • Please post this type of questions in HW section using the template.
    c2h6 = c2h4 + h2
    c2h4 = c2h2 + h2
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  3. Apr 7, 2015 #2


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    Only if you can explain in what conditions these reactions will take place.

    Just because the reaction equation can be written and balanced doesn't mean it takes place (although the reverse - if it not possible to write balanced reaction it doesn't go - holds).
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