Balancing Chemical Equations

Balancing Chemical Equations

  1. Explain what it means for a reaction to be balanced.

  2. Use an example to demonstrate how subscripts in a chemical equation cannot be altered.

  3. Show how to place coefficients in order to balance a chemical equation.

This packet should help a learner seeking an understanding of how to balance chemical equations.

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What is a Balanced Equation?

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What does a Balanced Equation Look Like?

How to Balance an Equation

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Practice Balancing Equations


Go to the website above. Click on Run Now.  The click on balancing equations.  You can practice balancing equations- either timed or untimed and there are multiple levels you can try.  It is a good way to see whether you understand balancing equations or not.