# Question #c5811

##### 1 Answer

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#### Explanation:

It would benefit you if you separate every element and tally them up.

Left side:

Ba = **1**

N = 2

O = 3 x 2 = 6

Right Side:

Ba = **1**

N = 1

O = 1 + 2 + 2 (DO NOT ADD IT ALL UP YET)

Start with the element that is easiest to balance. In this case, the N.

Thus,

Left side:

Ba = **1**

N = **2**

O = 3 x 2 = 6

Notice that because

Right Side:

Ba = **1**

N = 1 x 2 = **2**

O = 1 + (2 x 2) + 2

Now all that is left to balance is the O. You can this is two ways: one is trial and error, and two, think of a number that can satisfy the equation. In this case, using a fraction is easier because it eliminates the need to increase the number of atoms that are already balanced.

Hence,

Left side:

Ba = **1**

N = **2**

O = 3 x 2 = **6**

Right Side:

Ba = **1**

N = 1 x 2 = **2**

O = 1 + (2 x 2) + (2 x **6**

Of course, answer above is already in its reduced form. But if you want whole integers instead of showing fractions, just multiply the WHOLE EQUATION by 2.

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