# Balance the following chemical equation. {eq}Fe+O_2 \rightarrow Fe_3O_4 {/eq}

## Question:

Balance the following chemical equation.

{eq}Fe+O_2 \rightarrow Fe_3O_4 {/eq}

## Chemical Equations:

Prior to performing stoichiometric calculations, we must establish the balanced chemical equation for a given reaction. The chemical reaction is expressed by the chemical equation. The chemical equation shows the reactants and products with its chemical formulas. The coefficients from the balanced chemical equation ensure that the number of atoms of each element are balanced on both sides of the chemical equation.

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The unbalanced chemical equation is:

{eq}\rm Fe+O_2 \rightarrow Fe_3O_4 {/eq}

We can directly balance the chemical equation by placing a...