# What is a balanced chemical equation for the synthesis of sodium bromide from sodium and bromine?

Mar 31, 2017

$2 N a + B {r}_{2} \rightarrow 2 N a B r$

#### Explanation:

Because bromine exists in the form of a diatomic molecule, the equation must be based on one molecule of $B {r}_{2}$.

Mar 31, 2017

$N a \left(s\right) + \frac{1}{2} B {r}_{2} \left(l\right) \rightarrow N a B r \left(s\right)$

#### Explanation:

This is not a reaction I would care to do. Bromine is one of the most corrosive substances you use in a lab, and demands a great deal of respect.

Is this a redox equation? How do you know?