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# Balance the following chemical equations: $\mathrm{NaCl}+{\mathrm{AgNO}}_{3}\to \mathrm{AgCl}+{\mathrm{NaNO}}_{3}$

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## Step 1: Given equation $\mathrm{NaCl}+{\mathrm{AgNO}}_{3}\to \mathrm{AgCl}+{\mathrm{NaNO}}_{3}$Step 2: Method used for balancing the equation Using the traditional method of balancing chemical equations. According to the method:First, compare the total number of atoms of each element on the reactant side and the product side.Add stoichiometric coefficients to molecules containing an element that has a different number of atoms on the reactant side and the product side.The coefficient must balance the number of atoms on each side.Usually, the stoichiometric coefficients for hydrogen and oxygen atoms are assigned last.The number of atoms of an element in one species must be obtained by multiplying the stoichiometric coefficient by the total number of atoms of that element present in 1 molecule of the species.Repeat this process till the number of all the atoms of the reacting elements are equal on both the reactant and product sides. Step 3: Balancing the given equationThe given equation is: $\mathrm{NaCl}+{\mathrm{AgNO}}_{3}\to \mathrm{AgCl}+{\mathrm{NaNO}}_{3}$Equation: $\mathrm{NaCl}+{\mathrm{AgNO}}_{3}\to \mathrm{AgCl}+{\mathrm{NaNO}}_{3}$Reactant SideProduct Side1 Sodium atom1 Sodium atom1 Chlorine atom1 Chlorine atom 1 Silver atom 1 Silver atom 3 Oxygen atoms 3 Oxygen atomsSince the number of all the atoms of the reacting elements are equal on both the reactant and product sides are equal, the equation is balanced. Hence the balanced equation is: $\mathrm{NaCl}+{\mathrm{AgNO}}_{3}\to \mathrm{AgCl}+{\mathrm{NaNO}}_{3}$.  Suggest Corrections  0      Similar questions
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