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What is a word equation?

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


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


How do you balance an equation?

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


What do state symbols show?

The physical state of each substance in a chemical reaction