Order of Species in balanced equation (matters?)

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Kiara1F
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Order of Species in balanced equation (matters?)

Postby Kiara1F » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:27 pm

So for question 14.11 part (b)
We are writing balanced equations from a Galvanic cell

My answer is Cl2 +H2 --> 2Cl^- +2H^+

The solutions answer is Cl2 +H2 --> 2H^+ +2Cl^-

Does the order of the species matter on tests or in general?

Brianna Wummer 2L
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Re: Order of Species in balanced equation (matters?)

Postby Brianna Wummer 2L » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:53 pm

Hi there! No, I do not think the order of the species matters for tests or in general. I think that it would've been a more stressed point in lecture if the order of the species was very important. I haven't heard anything about a specific order for species in a balanced equation, so I wouldn't worry too much. Hope that helps!


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