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Is there a mathematical way to balance equations (by hand)?

  1. Feb 25, 2013 #1
    As opposed to guess and checking by inspection. Is there a method mathematically like with an algorithm or something to balance equations by hand (without the aid of any computer programs or anything like that except a simple calculator)?
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2013 #2

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    There is the algebraic method of reaction balancing - whether it is suitable for hand work is a matter of algebraic skills.
     
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