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# A chemical equation that shows the same number of each kind of atoms on both sides of the equation is what?

Updated: 5/22/2024

Wiki User

14y ago

Remember the Law of Conservation of Mass. This means that the given number of atoms and elements on both sides of the reaction eq'n MUST be the same.

It is also known as a BALANCED EQUATION.

e.g.

2KOH + H2SO4 = K2SO4 + 2H2O

In this case the prefix '2' of KOH, indicates that there are 2 x K , 2 x O & 2 x H. The suffix '2' in H2SO4 indicates 2 X H , only 1 x S & 4 x O.

So overall on the reaction side we have

2 x K

6 x O

4 X H

1 x S .

You MUST end up with this same numbers on the product side.

Hence we have in K2SO4 , 2 x K, 1 x S , & 4 x O. The prefix '2' of H2O indicates that there are 2 x 2 = 4 H & 2 x 1 =2 O

Hence, overall we have on the product side

2 x K

4 + 2 = 6 x O

4 x H

1 x S

This agrees with the reactant numbers and elements, so the chemical reaction equation is balanced.

Hope that helps!!!!

lenpollock

Lvl 15
6mo ago

3h ago

A balanced chemical equation.

Wiki User

14y ago

It is a balanced equation.

Wiki User

14y ago

This is called a "balanced equation".

Wiki User

13y ago

A balanced equation

Wiki User

12y ago

balanced