Balancing Chemical Equations Video Lessons

Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

# Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the following and classify the reaction. Sulfur dioxide gas reacts with oxygen on a platinum catalyst surface to produce sulfur trioxide gas.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.

Reactants:

Sulfur dioxide gas

• Sulfur dioxide is a covalent compound made up of S and 2 (‘di) oxygen → SO2(g)

Oxygen (gas)

▪ oxygen gas is the natural state of oxygen

▪ the natural state of oxygen O2(g)

###### Problem Details

Write a balanced chemical equation for the following and classify the reaction.

Sulfur dioxide gas reacts with oxygen on a platinum catalyst surface to produce sulfur trioxide gas.