CameraIcon
CameraIcon
SearchIcon
MyQuestionIcon
MyQuestionIcon
1
You visited us 1 times! Enjoying our articles? Unlock Full Access!
Question

Write a balanced chemical equation when

Phosphorus burns with oxygen to form phophorus pentoxide

Open in App
Solution

Step 1: Given phosphorus burns in oxygen to form phosphorus pentoxide. So, the reactants are Phosphorus (P4) and oxygen (O2) and the product is phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). Then the unbalanced chemical equation is

P4+O2P2O5

Step 2: In the equation, the number of phosphorus atoms in the reactants and products are 4 and 2 respectively. Also, the number of oxygen atoms in the reactants and products are 2 and 5 respectively. So, multiply O2 by 5 and P2O5 by 2. Then the number of atoms in the reactants and products become the same.

Step 3: Hence, the balanced chemical equation is

P4+5O22P2O5



flag
Suggest Corrections
thumbs-up
26
Join BYJU'S Learning Program
similar_icon
Related Videos
thumbnail
lock
Reactions with Acids
CHEMISTRY
Watch in App
Join BYJU'S Learning Program
CrossIcon