# What is stoichiometry and what is it used for?

Jun 22, 2018

#### Answer:

What is $\text{stoichiometry}$? Well, it is the principle that $\text{garbage in equals out....}$

#### Explanation:

And what underlies it? Well, the principle that MASS is conserved in a chemical reaction....and our chemical equations that represent these reactions must reflect this mass equivalence...

See this old answer.... And see here. And elsewhere...