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2CH3OH + 2Na → 2CH3ONa + H2
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Balance The Equation: CH3OH + Na = CH3ONa + H2 1. Label Each Compound With a Variable aCH3OH + bNa = cCH3ONa + dH2 2. Create a System of Equations, One Per Element C: 1a + 0b = 1c + 0d H: 4a + 0b = 3c + 2d O: 1a + 0b = 1c + 0d Na: 0a + 1b = 1c + 0d 3. Solve For All Variables a = 2 b = 2 c = 2 d = 1 4. Substitute and Verify Result 2CH3OH + 2Na = 2CH3ONa + H2 L R C: 2 2 ✔️ H: 8 8 ✔️ O: 2 2 ✔️ Na: 2 2 ✔️