How does the balanced chemical equation tell us the state?

In summary, a balanced chemical equation is a representation of a chemical reaction that shows the relative number of reactants and products involved. Balancing an equation allows us to determine the state of the reactants and products, as well as important information about the conditions and efficiency of the reaction. The state of a substance can change during a chemical reaction and can be determined by looking at its chemical formula.
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How does the balanced chemical equation tell us the products are in which state? Solid, Liquid, or Gas or aqueous?
 
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How do you think it does?
 
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You would write the reactants and the products first and then you would look up these reactants and products on the periodic table of Mandeleev to know which state it has.
 
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avito009 said:
then you would look up these reactants and products on the periodic table

So, what does the periodic table say about state of water?

Don't guess - get the periodic table and check.
 
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The balanced chemical equation provides important information about the state of the reactants and products involved in a chemical reaction. The state of a substance refers to whether it is a solid, liquid, gas, or aqueous solution at a given temperature and pressure.

In a balanced chemical equation, the symbols (s), (l), (g), and (aq) are used to indicate the state of each substance. These symbols are based on the physical properties of the substances involved in the reaction.

For example, if a substance is in a solid state, it is represented by the symbol (s) in the balanced chemical equation. This indicates that the substance is in a solid form at the given conditions. Similarly, if a substance is in a liquid state, it is represented by the symbol (l) and if it is in a gaseous state, it is represented by the symbol (g).

The symbol (aq) is used to indicate that a substance is in an aqueous state, meaning it is dissolved in water. This is commonly seen in reactions involving ionic compounds, where the ions are dissociated in water.

By carefully examining the balanced chemical equation, we can determine the state of each reactant and product involved in the reaction. This information is crucial in understanding the properties and behavior of substances during a chemical reaction.

In summary, the balanced chemical equation provides valuable information about the state of the substances involved in a chemical reaction, allowing scientists to better understand and predict the outcome of the reaction.
 

Related to How does the balanced chemical equation tell us the state?

1. What is a balanced chemical equation?

A balanced chemical equation is a representation of a chemical reaction that shows the relative number of reactants and products involved. It is balanced because the number of atoms of each element in the reactants must equal the number of atoms of that element in the products.

2. How does balancing an equation tell us the state of the reactants and products?

Balancing an equation requires the use of coefficients, which indicate the relative amounts of each substance involved in the reaction. These coefficients can also be used to show the physical state of each substance, such as solid, liquid, gas, or aqueous solution.

3. Why is knowing the state of the reactants and products important?

The state of the reactants and products can provide important information about the conditions under which a reaction occurs. For example, a reaction may only take place in the presence of a certain solvent, or at a specific temperature or pressure. Additionally, the state can affect the speed and efficiency of a reaction.

4. Can the state of a substance change during a chemical reaction?

Yes, the state of a substance can change during a chemical reaction. For example, a solid reactant may dissolve in a liquid solvent to become an aqueous solution, or a gas may be produced as a product. These changes in state are reflected in the balanced chemical equation.

5. How do you determine the state of a substance in a chemical equation?

The state of a substance can be determined by looking at its chemical formula. Substances with an "s" after their formula are solids, "l" indicates a liquid, "g" is for gas, and "aq" stands for an aqueous solution. If there is no state indicated, the substance is assumed to be in its standard state (usually a solid or liquid at room temperature).

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