# How would you balance __S8+__F2--> __SF6?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

First thing you need to do is to tally the atoms.

Based on the subscripts,

Left side: S = 8; F = 2

Right side: S = 1; F = 6

Since you cannot balance an equation by changing subscripts, all you can do is insert the coefficients. Let's start with the easier atom to balance.

Left side: S = 8; F = 2

Right side: S = (1 x

Please notice that since

Now to balance the F.

Left side: S = **8**; F = (2 x **48**

Right side: S = (1 x **8**; F = (6 x **48**

The equation is now balanced.