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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: What is the coefficient for iron when the following equation is balanced?_ Fe + ­­_ Cl2 -> _ FeCl3A) 2B) 4C) 3D) 1

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We are being asked to determine the coefficient for iron when the following equation is balanced

_ Fe + ­­_ Cl2 -> _ FeCl3


Recall that when balancing chemical equations, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal with the lowest whole number coefficients.

Initially, there are 1 Fe and 2 Cl in the reactant side and there are 1 e and 3 Cl in the product side.


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What is the coefficient for iron when the following equation is balanced?

_ Fe + ­­_ Cl2 -> _ FeCl3

A) 2

B) 4

C) 3

D) 1

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