Balancing Chemical Equations – Physical science

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Balancing Chemical Equations – Physical science
Balancing Equations Worksheet
1. Limestone (CaCO3), a common Ohio mineral, can be heated to produce calcium oxide.
CaCO3 _ CaO + CO2
2. Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774. He heated mercury (II) oxide to form
mercury and oxygen.
HgO _ Hg + O2
3. Ammonia is an important compound used to make fertilizers. It is produced by reacting
nitrogen and hydrogen.
N2 + H2 _ NH3
4. Photosynthesis is a reaction by which plants convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar.
CO2 + H2O _ C6H12O6 + O2
5. Combustion of gasoline in an automobile engine not only produces carbon dioxide and
water but also energy.
C8H18 + O2 _ CO2 + H2O
6. Marble (calcium carbonate) reacts with sulfuric acid (one possible acid in acid rain).
CaCO3 + H2SO4 _ CaSO4 + H2O + CO2
7. Iron reacts with oxygen in the air to form rust (Fe2O3).
Fe + O2 _ Fe2O3
8. Magnesium hydroxide (one ingredient in Tums) is used to neutralize stomach acid.
Mg(OH)2 + HCl _ MgCl2 + H2O
9. Silver nitrate and sodium bromide are used to make silver bromide (a sun-sensitive
substance useful in photographic processes).
Ag NO3 + NaBr _ AgBr + NaNO3
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