How does the Law of Conservation of Mass apply to chemical reactions?

1 Answer
Oct 28, 2017

Well it applies ABSOLUTELY.....and see this old answer.


And so if you start with #10*g# of reactant from ALL sources, AT MOST you can get #10*g# product. And in practice you are not even going to get that, because losses inevitably occur upon handling.

And today we have a particle view of chemical reactivity, which insists that particles themselves have mass, and their combinations and reactions should involve addition of the requisite masses; in all instances, the masses are conserved....