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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem:  Balance the following equation and indicate the type of reaction taking place:___ PbSO4 → ___ PbSO3 + ___ O2Type of reaction: ____________________

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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.

PbSO4       →       PbSO3 + O2


Reactants                  Products

Pb = 1                        Pb = 1

S = 1                          S = 1

O = 4                         O = 5


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

___ PbSO4 → ___ PbSO3 + ___ O2

Type of reaction: ____________________

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