In a chemical reaction, what is the mass of the products?

1 Answer
Nov 28, 2015

The mass of the products is the same as the mass of the reactants in any chemical reaction.


Mass is conserved in every chemical reaction. If I start with 10 g of reactant, from all sources, I will finish with (at most!) 10 g of product (and of course most of the time I won't even get that due to handling losses). Every chemical reaction is evidence of this condition.

Are masses conserved in nuclear reactions?