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Consider the unbalanced chemical equation. A chemistry student tries to balance the

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Problem 33P

PROBLEM 33P

Consider the unbalanced chemical equation.

A chemistry student tries to balance the equation by placing the subscript 2 after the oxygen atom in H2O. Explain why this is not correct. What is the correct balanced equation?

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Solution 33P

Given chemical equation :

The number of subscripts for each element in a chemical formula is like a form of spelling. Each chemical formula has its own unique set of elements and subscripts.

when balancing the chemical equation, You can’t change the subscripts, as changing the subscripts changes the substances themselves. Only the coefficients which describes the Moles of element in the reaction can be changed.  

The correct balanced equation is :

        2H2O → 2H2(g) + O2(g)

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Chapter 7, Problem 33P is Solved
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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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