Test of Basic Chemistry

Read this paper on balancing chemical equations. Then prove that you understood it by using the same technique to derive the equation for an ammonium nitrate/fuel oil, ANFO, reaction. The chemical formula for fuel oil – actually methylene, which fuel oil breaks down into – is CH2.

Report the ratio of the weight of fuel oil to ammonium nitrate in atomic mass units. If you are correct, you will receive a FREE set of wallet-sized cards – an $8.00 value!