# How does balancing equations show that matter is conserved?

Jun 17, 2018

Because it shows mass equivalence...

#### Explanation:

We know that chemical reactions are balanced with respect to mass and charge. And a stoichiometrically balanced equation reflects this equivalence.

$\text{Garbage in equals garbage out}$.

A $10 \cdot g$ mass of reactants can gives AT most a $10 \cdot g$ mass of product.