How are chemical equations formed?
Every chemical reaction that has ever been performed observes 2 principles.
What do these mean? Well for
And so if we encounter an equation like the following,
We can immediately reject it out of hand, because there is NO MASS balance between reactants and products.
On the other hand, for....
There is MASS BALANCE between reactants, and products, and we may also QUANTITATIVELY assess the amount of heat produced,
And conservation of charge follows the same principle, but is most strongly apparent for redox reactions, where we conceive of the electron as a virtual particle, that exchanges between atoms in redox reactions.
Both of these principles underly stoichiometry, which is fancy word for saying
I argue that this is an excellent example of
Do you see from where I am coming? Anyway, you have asked a rather open-ended question. If we are barking up the wrong tree, come again.