Problem: In the following diagram, the white spheres represent hydrogen atoms and the blue spheres represent nitrogen atoms.The two reactants combine to form a single product, ammonia, NH3, which is not shown. Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction. Based on the equation and the contents of the left (reactants) box how many molecules should be shown in the right (products) box?

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When balancing chemical equations the number of atoms of each element must be the same for both sides (reactants and products) of the chemical equation.


Complete reaction: H2 + N2 → NH3

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In the following diagram, the white spheres represent hydrogen atoms and the blue spheres represent nitrogen atoms.

Reaction showing 9 molecules of hydrogen and 3 molecules of nitrogen on the left, and it is indicated that you should determine the composition of the products.

The two reactants combine to form a single product, ammonia, NH3, which is not shown. Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction. Based on the equation and the contents of the left (reactants) box how many molecules should be shown in the right (products) box?


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