# How would you label each formula in the chemical equation below as either a reactant or a product? Fe + S -> FeS

Jan 23, 2017

We designate the reactants as written........

#### Explanation:

The reactants are on the LEFT HAND SIDE of the equation. The products are on the right hand side.

So for the oxidation of iron,

$F e + S \rightarrow F e S$

Iron and sulfur are the reactants, and iron sulfide is the product.