# How do you balance HgO -> Hg + O_2?

May 6, 2016

$H g O + \Delta \rightarrow H g \left(l\right) + \frac{1}{2} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \uparrow$

#### Explanation:

How would you remove the half coefficient on the oxygen? What does the $\Delta$ symbol mean here?