Chemical Equation Balancer CH3OH + O2 = CH2O + H2O

Balanced Chemical Equation

2CH3OH + O2 = 2CH2O + 2H2O

Reaction Information

Methanol + Dioxygen = Formaldehyde + Water
  • Methanol (CH3OH)
  • Dioxygen (O2)
  • Formaldehyde (CH2O)
    Hypocarbonous Acid
  • Water (H2O)


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  • Use uppercase for the first character in the element and lowercase for the second character. Examples: Fe, Au, Co, Br, C, O, N, F.
  • Ionic charges are not yet supported and will be ignored.
  • Replace immutable groups in compounds to avoid ambiguity. For example, C6H5C2H5 + O2 = C6H5OH + CO2 + H2O will not be balanced, but XC2H5 + O2 = XOH + CO2 + H2O will.
  • Compound states [like (s) (aq) or (g)] are not required.
  • You can use parenthesis () or brackets [].

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