Problem: Balance the following equation:NH3 (g) + O2 (g) → NO (g) + H2O (g)

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We’re being asked to balance the given reaction.

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


___ NH3(g) + ___ O2(g) → ___ NO(g) + ___ H2O(g)

N         1

N         1

H         3

H         2

O         2

O         2

Balance H: We have 3 H on the reactant side and 2 H on the product side – add a coefficient of 2 to NH3 and add a coefficient of 3 to H2O:

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Balance the following equation:

NH3 (g) + O2 (g) → NO (g) + H2O (g)

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