- Created by: narkodilurcheto
- Created on: 25-09-18 11:21
A word equation gives the names of substances involved in a reaction. For example:
Copper + Oxygen > Copper (II) Oxide
The copper and oxygen are the reactants, and copper (ii) oxide is the product.
Balanced equations give the symbols and formulas of the substance involved in a reaction. In the reaction above, if we just replace the words shown above with the correct chemical formulas, we will get an unbalanced equation as shown here:
Cu + O2 > CuO
To mke things equal, we need to adjust the number of units of some of the substances until we get equal numbers of each type of atom on both sides of the arrow.
Here is the Balanced symbol equation:
2Cu + O2 >…