Help with Chem Homework

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Can someone tell me how to write this equation?
Germanium dioxide (GeO2) is heated with carbon to obtain germanium and carbon monoxide.
 

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GeO2 + C + Heat => Ge + CO

You can balance it yourself, its pretty easy. You wouldnt normally write + heat but I can't draw the enthalpy arrow on here.
 
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Write it

[tex] GeO_{2}+C+\mathcal{Q}\rightarrow Ge+CO\uparrow [/tex]

and do the redox.

Daniel.
 
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dextercioby said:
Write it

[tex] GeO_{2}+C+\mathcal{Q}\rightarrow Ge+CO\uparrow [/tex]

and do the redox.

Daniel.
Nice LaTex Dan!!, nice touch on CO going off as a gas. I might have used [tex] Q [/tex] instead of [tex] \mathcal{Q} [/tex]. But that's just me. :biggrin: So that is a better symbol for adding heat rather than [tex] \Delta H[/tex] ? :uhh: By the way Dfly, redox is an "advanced" way of reminding you to balance your equation.
 
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Everyone knows that [itex] H [/itex] stands for enthalpy (where it is possible not to confuse it with the hamiltonian),while [itex] Q/\mathcal{Q} [/itex] stands for heat.:wink:

Daniel.
 

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