# How can I balance equations in chemistry?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 19, 2015

A balance equation is when the mass is conserved and there are equal amount of atoms on both sides.

#### Explanation:

You can use coefficients to balance an equation. In terms of steps, here's how I personally balance equations.

- Rewrite the unbalanced equation
- Balance the equation. Apply the law of conservation of mass in order to balance the equation.
- Acknowledge the state of matter of each element.