How could I balance this equation and check that it is correct? ___ S8­ + ___ O2 → ___ SO2

1 Answer
Jun 21, 2018

"Balancing" means that qual numbers of EACH atom are on each side.
#S_8 + 8O_2 -> 8SO_2#


This works because of the conservation of mass. In this case it is relatively simple, as we just need to make the S values equal first and then adjust the O value to match.

#S_8 + 8O_2 -> 8SO_2#