Tips for Balancing Equations

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Tips for Balancing Equations
• List the individual atoms (remember to add
atoms from different compounds, everything that
is on one side of the chemical equation.)
• FOCUS ON ONE ATOM AT A TIME! (whichever
side has less, add more molecules to that side)
• Leave individual elements alone until the very
end.
• If one side is even and the other odd, feel free to
multiply everything by 2.
• No matter how big the number is, it might be
right, and we can always simplify down.
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