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Write the balanced symbol equation for the complete combustion of methane.

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The products of complete combustion are always carbon dioxide and water. Start with balancing the C atoms first making sure you have the same number of C atoms on both sides of the arrow, then balance H and oxygen last.

The answer is: CH4 + 2 O2 --> CO2 + 2 H2O

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