Why do we have to balance equations with respect to mass?

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Mar 26, 2016

Answer:

You have not given a specific example, BUT EVERY CHEMICAL REACTION CONSERVES MASS.

Explanation:

This is why teachers insist that equations be stoichiometrically balanced. If we start with #10# #g# of reactant from ALL sources, AT MOST, we can get #10# #g# of product. In practice, we are not even going to get that, because loss will inevitably occur upon handling.