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Chemical reaction is a process in which two or more reactants/ substances react with each other to form a new product or substance
Changes observed during chemical reaction are
- Change in color
- Change in state
- Evolution of gas
- Change in temperature
And of course since it is a chemical reaction there will be certain changes in the chemical properties of substances.
The method of writing the chain of reaction with the help of symbols and chemical formulas is known as chemical equation.
The left-hand side of the equation contains the reactants (substances that are reacting) and on the right-hand side is the product (the result of reaction)
It is very important for a chemical equation to be balanced. Balancing means having the same number of Atoms of an element on both sides of the equation.
Questions on equation balancing
Let us now try some questions of balancing the equations:
This is simple mathematics of multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.
Step1: Check the elements or reactants involved on left hand side. In rough make two columns LHS and RHS
Step 2: Write the number of atoms involved of each element against them. So this separately for both the sides.
Step3: Now do simple calculations to check if both the sides are having same or different numbers for each element
Step4: Add and multiply wherever required.
Step 5: At last recheck and recalculate both the sides to confirm whether the equation is balanced or not.
For more clarity you can visit our youtube tutorial. Click the link to watch the video:
Now let’s see solutions to NCERT questions and problems
Write a balanced chemical equation for the following:
a.) Hydrogen + Chloride ——>Hydrogen Chloride
H2 + Cl2 → 2HCl
On L.H.S we have 2 atoms of hydrogen and 2 atoms of chloride.
On R.H.S we have one each. Hence we multiply R.H.S by 2.
b.) Barium Chloride + Aluminium Sulphate—-> Barium Sulphate + Aluminium Chloride3BaCl2 + Al2(SO4)3 → 2AlCl3 + 3BaSO4
c.) Sodium + Water —-> Sodium Hydroxide + Hydrogen
2Na + 2H2O → 2NaOH + H2
On LHS we have one atom of Na, 2 atom of Hydrogen and 1 of oxygen
On RHS we have 1 atom of Na and O. 3 atoms of hydrogen.
To balance we multiplied Na and H2O by 2 and NaOH by 2 on RHS
5. Translate the following statements into chemical equations and balance them. (NCERT solutions for class 10)
(a) Hydrogen gas combines with nitrogen to form ammonia.
H2 + N2 → NH3
Balanced: 3H2 + N2 → 2NH3
(b) Hydrogen sulphide gas burns in air to give water and sulphur dioxide.
H2S + O2 → H2O + SO2Balanced: 2H2S + 3O2 → 2H2O + 2SO2
(c) Barium chloride reacts with aluminium sulphate to give Aluminium chloride and a precipitate of barium sulphate.
BaCl2 + Al2(SO4)3 → AlCl3 + BaSO4
Balanced: 3BaCl2 + Al2(SO4)3 → 2AlCl3 + 3BaSO4
(d) Potassium metal reacts with water to give potassium hydroxide and Hydrogen gas.
Unbalanced: K + H2O → KOH + H2Balanced: 2K + 2H2O → 2KOH + H2
Balance the following chemical equations.
(a) HNO3 + Ca(OH)2 → Ca(NO3)2 + H2O
2HNO3 + 2Ca(OH)2 → 2Ca(NO3)2 + 2H2O
(b) NaOH + H2SO4 → Na2SO4 + H2O
6NaOH + 3H2SO4 → H2SO4 + 6H2O
(c) NaCl + AgNO3 → AgCl + NaNO3
NaCl + AgNO3 → AgCl + NaNO3
(d) BaCl2 + H2SO4 → BaSO4 + HCl BaCl2 + H2SO4 → BaSO4 + 2HCl
Write the balanced chemical equation for the following reactions.
a) Calcium hydroxide + Carbon dioxide —-> Calcium carbonate + Water
2Ca(OH)2 + 2CO2 → 2CaCO3 + 2H2O
b) Zinc + Silver nitrate —-> Zinc nitrate + Silver
Zn + 2AgNO3 → Zn(NO3)2 + 2Ag
c) Aluminium + Copper chloride —-> Aluminium chloride + Copper
2Al + 3CuCl3 → 2AlCl3 + 3Cu
d) Barium chloride + Potassium sulphate —-> Barium sulphate + Potassium chlorideBaCl2 + K2SO4 → BaSO4 + 2KCl
Write a balanced chemical equation for the following and identify the type of reaction of each case
i) KBr + BaI2 → KI + BaBr2
2KBr + BaI2 → 2KI + BaBr2 . This is Double Displacement Reaction.
ii) ZnCO3 → ZnO + CO2
ZnCO3 → ZnO + CO2. This is Decomposition Reaction.
iii) H2 + Cl → HCl
H2 + Cl → 2HCl. This is Combination Reaction.
iv) Mg + HCl → MgCl2 + H2Mg + 2HCl → MgCl2 + H2. This is Displacement Reaction.
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