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.
Mg + Fe2O3 → Fe + MgO
Mg = 1 Mg = 1
Fe = 2 Fe = 1
O = 3 O = 1
Balance the following equation and indicate the type of reaction taking place:
___ Mg + ___ Fe2O3 → ___ Fe + ___ MgO
Type of reaction: ____________________
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