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.


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

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