Balance the following equation: \\ \rule{1cm}{0.1mm} KClO_3(s) \rightarrow \rule{1cm}{0.1mm}...


Balance the following equation:

$$\rule{1cm}{0.1mm} KClO_3(s) \rightarrow \rule{1cm}{0.1mm} KCl(s) + \rule{1cm}{0.1mm} O_2(g) $$

Balanced Chemical Equation:

An important part of chemistry is writing and balancing chemical reaction equations. These are the equations that symbolically describe how the atoms involved rearrange themselves during the formation of the product species, relative to their positions in the reactant species. Balancing is necessary due to the law of conservation of mass and this is achieved by placing the correct set of stoichiometric coefficients for your reaction species. This is usually a step-wise process, unless you have a very simple chemical equation.

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The given unbalanced chemical reaction equation is:

{eq}KClO_3 (s) \rightarrow KCl (s) + O_2 (g) {/eq}

First we need to balance the number of...

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Chapter 2 / Lesson 14

When a chemical reaction is balanced, both sides of the equation have the same number and type of atoms. In this lesson, explore the components of a chemical equation and learn how to write balanced chemical reactions.

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