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