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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Balance the following equations:(g) P4(s) + Cl2(g) ⟶ PCl3(l)

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chemical equation serves as a symbolic representation of a chemical reaction and so knowing the numbers of each compound involved is essential.


In balancing a chemical reaction, we follow simple steps:


1. Set up a list for the elements that are reactants and another list for the elements that are products. 

P4(s) + Cl2(g) →    PCl3(l)

 P =                       P =   

Cl =                      Cl =   


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Balance the following equations:

(g) P4(s) + Cl2(g) ⟶ PCl3(l)


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