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# What do you call the numbers used to balance a chemical equation?

# Which chemical or element will have the largest number of molecules in a balanced equation?

There is no answerable version of this question, which asks about a certain equation not shown in the question. Further, there is no answerable form of the question. Gener…ally the element that has the largest number of molecules depends on "valence" but all molecules in a given equation could have exactly the same number. There is no way to know. There are already questions that ask about this in answerable forms.

# What are the numbers called that are written in front of the formulas in a balanced chemical equation?

The concept behind the numbers is called stoichiometry, and an equation is said to be balanced if the numbers in front of the formulas show that the number of each element is …the same on both sides of the equation (reactants and products). They are called coefficients.

# What is the number in front of a molecule in a chemical formula used to balance chemical equations?

The number in front of a molecule tells you how many molecules there are. It is called the coefficient. Example: The overall process (really a series of reactions) of p…hotosynthesis can be written in a balanced equation as .
6CO 2 + 6H 2 O to form C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6O 2 .
In this equation there is only one glucose molecule (C 6 H 12 O 6 ), but six of each of the other compounds, carbon dioxide, water, and oxygen.

# What is a number that can be placed in front of a formula to balance a chemical equation?

A coefficient, ANY NUMBER! :D

# Why must chemical equations be balanced using coefficients?

The number of atoms in the reactant and products must be equal to obey the law of conservation of mass.

# How do you use balanced chemical equation in a sentence?

To correctly determine the balanced chemical equation, one must make sure that the products are appropriately relating to the reactants and make sure that the equation is bala…nced with the lowest coefficients. That should help.

# What is written in front of the formula used to balance chemical equations?

A coefficient is written in front of a formula to balance a chemical equation.

# What is use of balancing a chemical equation?

A chemical equation has to be equal. The use of balancing a chemical equation is to make it equal, because mass can not be created or destroyed.

# What method do you use to balance a chemical equation?

Simple first check one and then the second side and keep oon increasing the coefficients .

# Can an equation can be balanced by placing the appropiate number called a subscript in front of the chemical symbols or formulas?

Balancing an equation is simply a matter of ensuring that the number of atoms of each specific element that you start with (reactants) are the same as the number that you wind… up with (products) in the new arrangements or compounds that they form. And a subscript is the number written halfway below the line, to show how many atoms are in a given molecule; it does not appear (contrary to your assertion) in front of chemical symbols or formulas.

# What process do you use to balance a chemical equation?

1. write the correct formulas for each reactant and product. 2. compare numbers of each kind of element on product vs reactant side. multiply using coefficients to get the sam…e number of each type of atom on both sides. 3. usually leave oxygen for the last element to balance. After step 1 DO NOT change subscripts, only change coefficients.

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# What is used to balance a chemical equation?

coefficients

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# What is the number that cannot be changed in balancing chemical equations?

DO NOT change the subscripts at all. They represent the molecules required in the compound according to the element's valence.

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# What are large numbers placed to the immediate left of the element's symbols in a chemical equation that are used to balance the chemical equation?

They are called coefficients. They represent the number of moles of that element required for the reaction to be completed as written in relation to the number of moles for th…e other elements. They can also be considered the number of molecules required (different from moles), but most combustion reactions include 1/2 as a coefficient for O 2 . So don't get confused.

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# Number to the left of element's symbols in a chemical equation that are used to balance the chemical equation?

The numbers to the left of the chemical symbols in an equation, which are used to balance chemical equations are called 'coefficients.'

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# Which one is a step used for balancing chemical equations?

Count the atoms in each substance in the reactants and products. (Apex)