# For the following balanced equation, state the number of atoms of each element in the reactants...

## Question:

For the following balanced equation, state the number of atoms of each element in the reactants and in the products.

{eq}Fe_3O_4(s) + 8HCl(aq) \to 2FeCl_3(aq) + FeCl_2(aq) + 4H_2O(l) {/eq}

## Chemical Equations:

A chemical equation is the guide used in all stoichiometric calculations in predicting the amount of substances involved in a particular reaction. In the chemical equation, the coefficients are used to establish the mole ratio. The mole ratio is always formed between the coefficients of two reagents in a chemical equation.

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The given balanced chemical equation for the reaction is:

{eq}\rm Fe_3O_4(s) + 8HCl(aq) \to 2FeCl_3(aq) + FeCl_2(aq) + 4H_2O(l) {/eq}

The...