Balancing Chemical Equations Video Lessons

Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

# Problem:  Balance the following equation and indicate the type of reaction taking place:___ Ca(OH)2 + ___ Al2(SO4)3 → ___ CaSO4 + ___ Al(OH)3Type of reaction: ____________________

###### FREE Expert Solution

We have to balance the given chemical equation and determine the type of chemical reaction taking place.

A balanced chemical equation is an equation which has an equal number of atoms of each element on both sides.

Let’s start by counting all the atoms on both sides of the equation.

Ca(OH)2 + Al2(SO4)3 → CaSO4 + Al(OH)3

Reactants                  Products

Ca = 1                       Ca = 1
O = 14                       O = 7
H = 2                         H = 3
Al = 2                         Al = 1
S = 3                          S = 1

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###### Problem Details

Balance the following equation and indicate the type of reaction taking place:

___ Ca(OH)+ ___ Al2(SO4)3 → ___ CaSO4 + ___ Al(OH)3

Type of reaction: ____________________