Flashcards in Chapter 32-Chemical Formulas And Chemical Equations Deck (9):
Give the name and formula of 4 covalent compounds.
Give the name and formula of 4 ionic compounds.
What are the types of equations in chemistry?
Word equations and chemical equations.
What are reactants?
Reactants are the starting chemicals that are always on the left side of the equation.
What are products?
Products are the chemicals produced in a reaction, they are written on the right side of the equation.
What is a chemical equation?
It is similar to a word equation except it uses symbols (for elements) and formulas (for compounds) in the equation.
What is a balanced equation?
A balanced equation is one in which the total number of atoms of each element on the left-hand side of the equation is equal to the total umber of atoms on the right-hand side of the equation.
What is one rule when balancing an equation?
When balancing an equation,number are put in front of formulas, but the formulas themselves must never be changed.