How do you explain chemical equations?

1 Answer
Jun 15, 2018

Answer:

Chemical equations represent chemical reactions...

Explanation:

And chemical reactions are characterized by the formation of new substances, and the making and breaking of strong chemical bonds.

Chemical reactions are in addition balanced with respect to mass and charge. What does this mean? It means that if you start with #10*g#, #100*g#, #1000*g# of total reactants, you get #10*g#, #100*g#, #1000*g# of total products. And thus chemical equations observe stoichiometry...the equality of reactants and products with respect to mass and charge.