# Is this equation properly balanced? #4Fe + 3O_2 -> 2 Fe_2O_3#?

##### 1 Answer

Yes! (See explanation)

#### Explanation:

Count how many

You are given:

You actually have the same number of

For added benefit consider the following equation:

ASK: Is this equation balanced? Quick answer: No

ASK: So how do we know and how do we then balance it?

DO: Count the number of each atom type you have on each side of the equation:

As you can see everything is balanced except for

Everything is now balanced.