We can balance the hydrogens by placing a coefficient of 2 in front of ammonia and a coefficient of 3 in front of the hydrogen. This gives us 6 hydrogen on each side and coincidentally the nitrogens now equal 2 on each side.

## Can you balance a synthesis reaction?

We can balance the hydrogens by placing a coefficient of 2 in front of ammonia and a coefficient of 3 in front of the hydrogen. This gives us 6 hydrogen on each side and coincidentally the nitrogens now equal 2 on each side.

### What are the 5 steps for balancing equations?

How to Balance Chemical Equations (Initial)

• Step 1: Coefficients Versus Subscripts. When approaching a chemical equation, it is important that you understand the difference between coefficients and subscripts.
• Step 2: Sum the Atoms.
• Step 3: Balance the First Element.
• Step 4: Repeat for the Other Elements.
• Step 5: Tips.

#### What are examples of synthesis reactions?

Here are some examples of synthesis reactions:

• Water: 2 H2(g) + O2(g) → 2 H2O(g)
• Carbon dioxide: 2 CO(g) + O2(g) → 2CO2(g)
• Ammonia: 3 H2(g) + N2(g) → 2 NH3(g)
• Aluminum oxide: 4 Al(s) + 3 O2(g) → 2 Al2O3(s)
• Iron sulfide: 8 Fe + S8 → 8 FeS.
• Potassium chloride: 2 K(s) + Cl2(g) → 2 KCl(s)

How do you balance a decomposition reaction?

You balance decomposition reactions just like any other reaction. Add coefficients in front of each formula so that the number of atoms of each element are the same on both sides, being careful not to change formulas by changing subscripts.

Why are balancing equations important?

A balanced equation obeys the Law of Conservation of Mass. This is an important guiding principal in science. Finally, a balanced equation lets up predict the amount of reactants needed and the amount of products formed. Sort of important if you re trying to decide how much fuel for a spaceship going to Mars!

## Can a synthesis reaction have 3 reactants?

1 Answer. The production of group 1 and group 2 hydrogen carbonates are synthesis reactions that produce a single product from three reactants.

### What is the formula for decomposition?

A decomposition reaction occurs when one reactant breaks down into two or more products. This can be represented by the general equation: AB → A + B.