# Balancing Equations

1. Dec 3, 2006

### caprija

I"m having trouble with balancing these equations, they aren't working out or i'm just not doing them right

NH3 + H2O -----> NH4OH

This is what I tried

8NH3 + H2O -----> 2NH4OH

i can't seen to balance out NH

2. Dec 3, 2006

### courtrigrad

its already balanced!

3. Dec 3, 2006

### caprija

how though? there are 3 NH on one side and 4 NH on the other.

4. Dec 3, 2006

### courtrigrad

Is this the equation:

$$NH_{3} + H_{2}O \rightarrow NH_{4}OH$$

5. Dec 3, 2006

yes.......

6. Dec 3, 2006

### courtrigrad

So theres only 1 N on the left hand side, not 2. Balance the elements. Why are you looking at NH together? Thus, its balanced.

7. Dec 3, 2006

### caprija

I thought it was together

So if it was lets say carbonate (CO3)

there would be 1 carbon and 3 oxygens right??????

8. Dec 3, 2006

### courtrigrad

yes that is correct. it wouldnt be 3 carbons and 3 oxygens.

9. Dec 3, 2006

### caprija

Thanks so much!!!!!!!

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