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How to Balance Chemical Equations


A chemical equation is the symbolic representation of a chemical reaction. A chemical equation must be balanced according to the Law of Conservation of Mass. In order to balance a chemical equation, the molecular formulas in the equation cannot be altered. A coefficient specifies how many of each molecule are required for a balanced equation.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Define the terms chemical equation and coefficient.
- Apply the law of conservation of mass to describe the characteristics of a balanced chemical equation.
- Determine whether or not a chemical equation is balanced.
- Balance a chemical equations.

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Languages English - US , عربي , Español , Tiếng Việt
Domain K-12
Topic Code VC000037
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