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How to balance a chemical equation

Balancing a chemical equation is very important in order to calculate the amount of reagents needed and the products in a reaction. After all, it’s an equation, so you must have the same quantities on both sides. Let’s take the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen, which yields water: That small number specifies the number of atoms of an element and it can’t be changed. Here, the elements are hydrogen H and oxygen O, but they exist as biatomic gases, which means two atoms of hydrogen make a molecule and the… Read more How to balance a chemical equation

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