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What is a balanced chemical equation? Why should chemical equations be balanced? (AS1)

Answer :

Balanced chemical equation: A chemical equation in which the number of atoms of reactants and number of atoms of products is called a balanced equation.


Every chemical equation should be balanced because:


According to the law of conservation of mass, atoms are neither created not destroyed in chemical reactions.


It means the total mass of the products formed in chemical reaction must be equal to the mass of reactants consumed.


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