# What quantities are conserved in a chemical reaction?

Aug 1, 2017

$\text{Mass and charge.......}$

#### Explanation:

Chemical change conserves mass and charge absolutely. Start with $10 \cdot g$ of reactant from all sources, and you end with $10 \cdot g$ of product. Electrical charge is also conserved by a chemical reaction.

In contrast, is mass conserved in a nuclear reaction? Why or why not?