# Balancing Equations.

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Balancing Equations

Law of Conservation of Matter
A natural law describing the fact that matter is neither created nor destroyed in any process Simply means that: The amount of matter that you start with has to equal to the amount of matter that you end with

Important rules to follow
1. Make sure all compounds are correct. Important in high school. (diatomics/polyatomics) 2. Go for the largest molecule, and pick the front element of that molecule. 3. Place elements under the arrow and amounts in same order underneath the reactants side and underneath the products side. 4. Leave Oxygen and Hydrogen last. **5 If one side must be an even number and the other side has an odd number, then multiply the odd number with an even coefficient to make even.

___Mg + ___O __MgO

Go to the largest compound List the elements and amount
___Mg + ___O __MgO 1 Mg 2 O

__2_Mg + ___O _2_MgO

2 N 1 2 H 3 Go to largest molecule Balance first element
__N2 + __H ____NH3 2 N 1 2 H 3 Go to largest molecule Balance first element

__N2 + _3_H __2__NH3

___Na + ___Cl ____NaCl

_2_Na + ___Cl _2__NaCl

__Na + __H2O __NaOH + __H2

__Na + __H2O __NaOH + __H2 1 Na 1 1 O 1 2 H 3

_2_Na + _2_H2O _2_NaOH + __H2

__Ca + __H2O __Ca(OH)2 +__H2

__Ca + _2_H2O __Ca(OH)2 +__H2

Warmups # 1 and 2 Try to balance this one.
Al2O3  Al O2

# 2 BaO2  BaO O2

#3 Fe CuCl2  FeCl Cu

#4 CuCl H2S  CuS HCl

5. P H2  PH3

6. O Sb2S3  Sb2O SO2

7. PaI5  Pa I2

8. Hf N2  Hf3N4

9. C12H22O11  C H2O

10. Fe O2  Fe3O4