# Write a balanced equation for the reaction. Write the correct formula of the reaction and the...

## Question:

Write a balanced equation for the reaction. Write the correct formula of the reaction and the products and state.

Sodium and water react to form sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas ({eq}\displaystyle \rm H_2 {/eq}).

## Balancing a Chemical Equation:

"In order to get a chemical reaction equation balanced, its corresponding reactants and the obtained products has to be available in equal quantity". For example, the reaction equation, {eq}{\rm{C}} + {{\rm{O}}_{\rm{2}}} \to {\rm{C}}{{\rm{O}}_2} {/eq} is balanced as the carbon and oxygen atoms are available in equal number.