Word equation: Sucrose + Oxygen gas → Carbon dioxide + Water
Type of Chemical Reaction: For this reaction we have a combustion reaction.
Balancing Strategies: In this reactions we have sucrose which you normally know is table sugar and are adding oxygen. In other words were burning sugar. That makes this a combustion reaction.
Start by balancing the carbons by changing the coefficient in front of the CO2 molecule. That should get you started balancing this equation.