Balance the reaction: Phosphorus burns in chlorine gas to form phosphorus pentachloride

Answer:

The representation of a chemical reaction in the form of substances is known as a chemical equation. The equation in which the number of atoms of all the molecules is equal on both sides of the equation is known as a balanced chemical equation.

  • The Law of conservation of mass governs the balancing of a chemical equation.
  • According to this law, mass can neither be created nor be destroyed in a chemical reaction and obeying this law total mass of the elements or molecules present on the reactant side should be equal to the total mass of elements or molecules present on the product side.
  • If the chemical equation is not balanced law of conservation is not applicable.

Given: Write the balanced equation for phosphorus burns in chlorine gas to form phosphorus pentachloride

Phosphorus is an element that one will under no circumstances find freely in our environment. It is extremely reactive.

The reaction of Phosphorus burns in chlorine gas to give phosphorus pentachloride. The balanced formula of phosphorus burns in chlorine gas to form phosphorus pentachloride:

4P4 + 10Cl2 → 4PCl5

Uses Of Phosphorus

  • There are four forms of phosphorous usually used these days: white, black, red, and violet.
  • It’s simple to spot phosphorus at position number fifteen on the periodic table, just under nitrogen (N).
  • One can also find phosphorus in fireworks, fertilizers, and baking powder.
  • Phosphorus also plays a role in the making of steel.

Watch the video for more information on balancing a chemical equation

Refer more

  1. Why is PCl5 more covalent than PCl3?
  2. What is White Phosphorus?
  3. What are the properties of red phosphorus?

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