Problem: For each of the following equations, write the chemical formulas and balance the equation. Try to indicate all the physical states (solid, liquid, gas) as well.a) potassium + water → potassium hydroxide + hydrogen  b) potassium hydride + water → potassium hydroxide + hydrogen  c) silicon dioxide + carbon → silicon carbide + carbon monoxide  d) silicon dioxide + hydrogen fluoride → silicon tetrafluoride + water  e) phosphorus + chlorine → phosphorous tetrachloride

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For each of the following equations, write the chemical formulas and balance the equation. Try to indicate all the physical states (solid, liquid, gas) as well.

a) potassium + water → potassium hydroxide + hydrogen

 

 

b) potassium hydride + water → potassium hydroxide + hydrogen

 

 

c) silicon dioxide + carbon → silicon carbide + carbon monoxide

 

 

d) silicon dioxide + hydrogen fluoride → silicon tetrafluoride + water

 

 

e) phosphorus + chlorine → phosphorous tetrachloride

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