Problem: Balance the following equations, and indicate whether they are combination, decomposition, or combustion reactions.Mg(s) + N2(g) → Mg3N2(s)

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Reaction: Mg(s) + N2(g) → Mg3N2(s)

Balance Mg: We have 1 Mg on the reactant side and 3 Mg on the product side→add a coefficient of 3 to Mg:

3Mg(s) + N2(g) → Mg3N2(s)

**reaction is already balanced

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Balance the following equations, and indicate whether they are combination, decomposition, or combustion reactions.

Mg(s) + N2(g) → Mg3N2(s)

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