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1

What is a word equation?

A simple model for a chemical reaction which shows the names of the reactants and products involved

2

Why is a balanced equation better than a word equation?

It shows how the atoms are arranged in the reaction and the relative amounts of the substances involved

3

How do you balance an equation?

The number of atoms of each element on each side of the arrow must be the same

4

What do state symbols show?

The physical state of each substance in a chemical reaction