Check the number of elements in each side and balance it.
Unbalanced Chemical Reaction: Fe + O2 → Fe2O3
Balancing the chemical reaction:
1. Balance the non oxygen and non hydrogen elements first: Fe (2 on both sides)
2 Fe + O2 → Fe2O3
How would you balance the following equation: Fe + O 2 → Fe2O3?
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