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What are the steps to balancing an equation?

How do you calculate balancing equations?

  • Traditional Balance Write down your given equation. Write down the number of atoms per element. Save hydrogen and oxygen for last, as they are often on both sides. Start with single elements. Use a coefficient to balance the single carbon atom . Balance the hydrogen atoms next. Balance the oxygen atoms.

How to do balancing equations chemistry?

  • Write the unbalanced equation to show the reactants and products.
  • Write down how many atoms of each element there are on each side of the reaction arrow.
  • Add coefficients (the numbers in front of the formulas) so the number of atoms of each element is the same on both sides of the equation. It's easiest ...
  • Indicate the state of matter of the reactants and products and check your work.

How do you balance a simple chemical equation?

  • A chemical equation is balanced when the number of atoms of each type on each side of the equation is the same. Which means if you have 12 hydrogens on the left hand side of the equation, you must have 12 hydrogens on the right hand side, if there are 4 oxygens on the left, there must 4 oxygens on the right, and so on.

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