Problem: Indicate whether each statement is true or false.(a) We balance chemical equations as we do because energy must be conserved.

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A balanced chemical equation gives information about the number of atoms of each element in the reactants and products of a reaction:

  • number of atoms of each element are the same for reactants and products


We balance chemical equations because of the law of conservation of mass:

  • mass of reacting species must be equal to total mass of products formed


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Indicate whether each statement is true or false.

(a) We balance chemical equations as we do because energy must be conserved.

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