# How do you balance #Na C l \rightarrow N a + C l _ { 2}#?

##### 1 Answer

May 10, 2017

#### Explanation:

To balance this equation, we make the number of each element the same on both sides.

So Left Hand Side

Na= 1

Cl=1

And Right Hand Side

Na=1

Cl=2

We balance the Cl first by placing a 2 in front of the NaCl

We now have

LHS

Na=2 Cl= 2

RHS

Na=1 Cl=2

So now we need to balance the Na by placing a 2 in front of it

LHS

Na=2 Cl=2

RHS

Na=2 Cl=2

Success!