# Calculate the sum of the coefficients when the following chemical equation is balanced ...

## Question:

Calculate the sum of the coefficients when the following chemical equation is balanced

{eq}\displaystyle C_4H_8(l) + O_2(g) \longrightarrow CO_2(g) + H_2O(g). {/eq}

A. {eq}6 {/eq}

B. {eq}8 {/eq}

C. {eq}9 {/eq}

D. {eq}15 {/eq}

E. {eq}17 {/eq}

## Balanced Chemical Reaction:

A chemical reaction shows the compounds involved in the reaction which is usually written in their corresponding chemical formula. The compounds used up in the reaction is known as the reactants. Then an arrow separates the reactants and the products. The products are the compounds or chemical species that will be formed in the reaction. On the other hand, a balanced chemical reaction contains a coefficient for each chemical species that balances the number of each element in the reactant side and the product side.

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The answer is D. {eq}15 {/eq}.

The balanced chemical reaction is:

{eq}C_4H_8\:\left(l\right)\:+6\:O_2\:\left(g\right)\:\rightarrow...