Problem: Balance the following equations:(a) PCl5(s) + H2O(l) ⟶ POCl3(l) + HCl(aq)

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We’re being asked to balance the following equation

PCl5 (s) + H2O (l)  POCl3 (l) + HCl (aq)

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.

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Balance the following equations:

(a) PCl5(s) + H2O(l) ⟶ POCl3(l) + HCl(aq)

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