How is a balanced equation similar to a recipe?

1 Answer
Dec 24, 2017

Prop relative amounts of materials are required to obtain the desired results.


Similiar to a cooking recipe (cooking IS applied 'chemistry' anyway), the balanced chemical reaction shows how much of each "ingredient" needs to be included to obtain the desired products.

Some equations may also include useful information like energy required or released, just like you may need a recommended oven temperature for the best baking results.