How would you balance the following equation: Fe+O2 --> Fe2O3?

Fe + O2 → Fe2O3 is the unbalanced form of chemical reaction.

Balancing the simple molecules first, in this case the O2

Fe + 3O2→ Fe2O3 there are now 6 O atoms on the left, there must also be 6 O atoms on the right.

Fe + 3O2 → 2Fe2O3

Balance the rest of the equation.

4Fe + 3O2→ 2Fe2O3

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