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How to Balance Chemical Equations

By January 27, 2014

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Learning how to balance chemical equations is an essential skill for chemistry class or work in chemistry. Mastering this skill takes practice. Here are some resources that show you, in written and video tutorial form, how to balance equations, some examples of balanced equations and a printable practice sheet so you can see if you understand the concepts.


February 25, 2011 at 9:49 am
(1) Marty Swanhall says:

It is not enough to just say tin oxide since the tin ions can have a valence charge of either +2 or +4 so in the example used tin(IV) oxide – or stannic oxide – should have been used instead of just tin oxide.

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