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- What do you understand by a balanced chemical equation? Why should the chemical equation be balanced?
. What do you understand by a balanced chemical equation? Why should the chemical equation be balanced?
A chemical equation which consists of an equal number of atoms of each element on both sides of the equation is known as balanced chemical equation.
The chemical equation should be balanced due to the following reasons------
(a)The number of various types of atoms in reactants must be equal to the number of same type of atoms in products.
(b)The total mass of all the reactants must be equal to the total mass of the products.
(c)The number of different types of atoms must be equal on both sides of a chemical equation.
So, the chemical equation is balanced to satisfy the law of conservation of mass in chemical reaction.