# Hydrogen is produced directly from its component elements. How do you write balanced equation for this reaction?

Apr 19, 2017

This question is a bit of a $\text{non-sequitir}$.

#### Explanation:

$\text{Hydrogen IS AN ELEMENT}$, and normally occurs as a binuclear gas under normal conditions, i.e. ${H}_{2}$. Chemists often refer to this as $\text{dihydrogen}$ to emphasize its molecularity.

Under forcing conditions, we could examine homolysis of the $H - H$ bond:

${H}_{2} + \Delta \rightarrow 2 \dot{H}$.

What does $\Delta$ mean here?