Mass conservation in chemical reactions  [ENDORSED]

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Mass conservation in chemical reactions

Postby 605324529 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:11 pm

Why is mass conserved during chemical reactions?

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Re: Mass conservation in chemical reactions

Postby Myka G 1l » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:53 pm

Mass is conserved in chemical reactions due to the law of conservation of mass which states that matter cannot be created or destroyed.

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Re: Mass conservation in chemical reactions  [ENDORSED]

Postby Inderpal Singh 2L » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:02 pm

A good way to think of it is that the atoms of the products are created from the atoms of the reactants. They didn't just pop out of nowhere. (the atoms of the reactants are rearranged, bonded, etc. to become the products)

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Re: Mass conservation in chemical reactions

Postby Faith St Amant 3D » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:36 pm

The easiest way for me to understand the law of conservation of mass in the setting of a chemical reaction is this is to think about what is happening on a molecular level during any type of chemical reaction. Chemical reactions involve the reshuffling, or rearranging of atoms (in the reactants) into a new form (the products). When glucose is burned by the cells in one's body, for example, each atom that was in the original configuration of a glucose molecule is broken apart and used in a different way, but no atoms disappear entirely--they are simply rearranged. I hope this helps!


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