Balancing Chemical Equations  [ENDORSED]

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Balancing Chemical Equations

Postby Tim Foster 2A » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:38 pm

What are coefficients in chemical equations called?

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Re: Balancing Chemical Equations  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:13 pm

These are called "stoichiometric coefficients." Per reaction, these coefficients give you the ratio of moles. For example, balancing equations (with the appropriate stoichiometric coefficients) is incredibly important because you may need to do mole-mole conversions.

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