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Homework Help: Balancing tricky chemical equation

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1
    1. Ok here it is, this is one monster of an equation that I have tried and TRIED to balance. hopefully somebody can give me a hand with this thing, thanks in advance

    2. CaCO3 + Al2SiO5 ---> CaO + CO2 + Al2O3 + CaSiO4

    3. What can I say, I've tried repeatedly and can't get it.
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  3. Sep 30, 2009 #2


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    Are you sure it is CaSiO4 and not CaSiO3? (not that it will help much, but at least it will move us back into the realm of chemistry :wink:)

    This reaction can't be balanced, see When balancing chemical reaction equation fails for more details.

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