Balance the following chemical equation. {eq}Ca_{3}N_{2}(s) + H_{2}O(l) \to Ca(OH)_{2}(aq) + PH_{3}(g) {/eq}

Question:

Balance the following chemical equation.

{eq}Ca_{3}N_{2}(s) + H_{2}O(l) \to Ca(OH)_{2}(aq) + PH_{3}(g) {/eq}

Balancing Chemical Equations:

Before proceeding to perform stoichiometric calculations, we have to first make sure that the equation used for the reaction is already balanced. Only then can the coefficients of the chemical species in the reaction be used in the determination of the stoichiometric ratios.

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The unbalanced equation should be:

{eq}Ca_3N_2 + H_2O \to Ca(OH)_2 + NH_3 {/eq}

The first element that we can balance is calcium. To balance the...