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Why should we balance a chemical equation?

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The mass of substances produced in a chemical reaction is always equal to the mass of reacting substances. Therefore, you need to have the same number of each type of element on each side of a chemical equation. This is the whole purpose of balancing a chemical equation.

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purpose of coefficients in a chemical equation is that coefficients are used to show the ratio in which reactants combine and products for a chemical reaction.

A chemical equation must be balanced because the law of conservation of mass says that mass can neither be created or destroyed.

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