A series of free video lectures covering Chemistry topics taught in schools.

**Related Pages**

Chemistry Lessons

Balancing Chemical Equations

How to balance chemical equations?

Balancing chemical equations is a fundamental skill in chemistry. A balanced chemical equation shows the same number of atoms for each element on both the reactant and product sides.

- Write the unbalanced chemical equation for the reaction.
- Count the number of atoms for each element on both sides of the equation. Make a list for each element to keep track.
- Start by adjusting coefficients as needed to achieve balance. (Don’t change the subscripts within formulas; they represent the specific number of atoms in each molecule.)
- Check and Adjust: Recount the number of atoms for each element on both sides and make adjustments as needed. Continue this process until the number of atoms for each element is the same on both sides.

This process ensures that the law of conservation of mass is satisfied, meaning the total number of atoms of each element is the same on both sides of the equation.

Remember, practice makes perfect! The more you balance equations, the easier it will become.

Try the free Mathway calculator and
problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own
problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

We welcome your feedback, comments and questions about this site or page. Please submit your feedback or enquiries via our Feedback page.