# Help with Chem Homework

1. Mar 24, 2005

### Dragonfly6191

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

2. Mar 24, 2005

### whozum

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.

3. Mar 24, 2005

### dextercioby

Write it

$$GeO_{2}+C+\mathcal{Q}\rightarrow Ge+CO\uparrow$$

and do the redox.

Daniel.

4. Mar 25, 2005

### Ouabache

Nice LaTex Dan!!, nice touch on CO going off as a gas. I might have used $$Q$$ instead of $$\mathcal{Q}$$. But that's just me. So that is a better symbol for adding heat rather than $$\Delta H$$ ? :uhh: By the way Dfly, redox is an "advanced" way of reminding you to balance your equation.

5. Mar 26, 2005

### dextercioby

Everyone knows that $H$ stands for enthalpy (where it is possible not to confuse it with the hamiltonian),while $Q/\mathcal{Q}$ stands for heat.

Daniel.