# What is a coefficient in a chemical equation?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 2, 2016

In Chemistry the coefficient is the number in front of the formula.

The coefficient tells us how many molecules of a given formula are present.

#### Explanation:

Like Algebra the Coefficient is the number in front of the variable terms.

The coefficient tells us how many molecules of a given formula are present.

In the balanced chemical equation for Ammonia

We know we have coefficients of

and

It takes