1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hi! I am currently learning how to balance equations in chemistry but something that I don't understand is using fractions to balance an equation. I have a problem that I can't work out because I'm so confused! The problem says: Complete and balance the acid-base reaction: HCl(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I know that it forms water and a salt. It would be HCl(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq)→ H2O + BaCl Right?? Then, to balance it.. barium and chlorine are already balanced. The problem is that to balance the hydrogen I have 2 and 3. I'm not sure if it's easy to understand what I'm saying.. How would I do this? I know that I have to use a fraction as a coefficient and then multiply all the coefficients by the denominator of that fraction. But how do I find the numbers that go on that fraction?? Pleease help! Thank you.