# State the number of atoms of each element on each side of the following equation and then balance...

## Question:

State the number of atoms of each element on each side of the following equation and then balance it.

{eq}P(s) + O_2(g) \to P_4O_{10}(s) {/eq}

## Phosphorus Pentoxide:

This reaction equation is the synthesis reaction of tetraphosphorus decaoxide, which is more commonly known as phosphorus pentoxide, which is often used as a desiccant.