Problem: Step 1: Write each formula and balance each formula using SUBSCRIPTS. Step 2: Balance the overall equation using coefficients. 1. sulfur + oxygen → sulfur dioxide S + O2 → SO22. Zinc (II) + sulfuric acid → zinc sulfate + hydrogen Zn + H2SO4 → ZnSO4 + H23. hydrogen + nitrogen → ammonia N2+ H2 → NH3

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We are already given the equation for the reaction. So, let’s balance them.


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


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Step 1: Write each formula and balance each formula using SUBSCRIPTS. 
Step 2: Balance the overall equation using coefficients. 

1. sulfur + oxygen → sulfur dioxide S + O2 → SO2
2. Zinc (II) + sulfuric acid → zinc sulfate + hydrogen Zn + H2SO4 → ZnSO4 + H2
3. hydrogen + nitrogen → ammonia N2+ H2 → NH3

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