# What is a coefficient in a chemical equation?

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Jul 2, 2016

#### Answer:

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.

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.

In the balanced chemical equation for Ammonia

We know we have coefficients of

and

It takes