Using the algebraic method on chemical equations that involve OH groups, etc.  [ENDORSED]

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KC Navarro_1H
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Using the algebraic method on chemical equations that involve OH groups, etc.

Postby KC Navarro_1H » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:38 pm

I have come across equations that involve N3, OH (as a hydroxyl group), and PO4.

Problem H.6, part (d) (not a part of the homework problems) involves PO4:

Ca3(PO4)2 (s) + SiO2 (s) + C (s) -delta-> CaSiO3 (l) + CO (g) + P4 (g)

How would I use the algebraic method on this particular equation? Would I multiply the 2 attached to the PO4 out and then solve algebraically? Or, what would be a simpler method to balance this equation?

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Re: Using the algebraic method on chemical equations that involve OH groups, etc.  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ellie Tsang 1I » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:12 pm

You would multiply the 2 attached to the PO4 because the algebraic method takes into account the amount of atoms of each element on the reactants and products side.


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