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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Write balanced equation for the following by inserting the correct coefficients in the blanks:(a) __Cu(s) + __S8(s) ⟶__Cu2S(s)

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When balancing chemical equations, make sure that the number of atoms in the reactants is equal to the number of atoms in the products.

Let's start by balancing the S in the reactants and products. Balance the lone atom last, because it would be easier to balance it since no other atom will be affected once its coefficient changes.

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Write balanced equation for the following by inserting the correct coefficients in the blanks:

(a) __Cu(s) + __S8(s) ⟶__Cu2S(s)

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