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Balance Chemical Equations
The Law of Conservation of Mass, also known as the Law of Conversation of Mass, states that in a closed system, the total mass of reactants and products remains constant, meaning that mass can neither be created nor destroyed in a chemical reaction. This law is fundamental to the concept of balancing chemical equations. In a balanced chemical equation, the number of atoms of each element in the reactants must equal the number of atoms of the same element in the products. This ensures that the total mass of reactants and products remains constant, as per the Law of Conservation of Mass.
- Write the unbalanced chemical equation.
- Count the number of atoms of each element on both sides of the equation.
- Determine the coefficients required to balance the equation by making the number of atoms of each element equal on both sides.
- Check the equation to make sure it is balanced.
- If necessary, repeat steps 3 and 4 until the equation is balanced