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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Balance the following equation and indicate the type of reaction taking place:___ H2SO4 + ___ NH4OH → ___ H2O + ___ (NH4)2SO4Type 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.


H2SO4 + NH4OH → H2O + (NH4)2SO4


Reactants                  Products

H = 7                          H = 10

S = 1                          S = 1

O = 5                          O = 5

N = 1                          N = 2


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

___ H2SO4 + ___ NH4OH → ___ H2O + ___ (NH4)2SO4

Type of reaction: ____________________

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