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Unformatted text preview: viously, recheck that element and put its atoms back in balance. Balancing Equations – Strategies (1) • Strategy 1: Often, an element can be balanced by using the subscript for this element on the left side of the arrow as the coefficient in front of the formula containing this element on the right side of the arrow and vice versa (using the subscript of this element on the right side of the arrow as the coefficient in front of the formula containing this element on the left side). Balancing Equations – Strategies (2) • Strategy 2: The pure nonmetallic elements (H2, O2, N2, F2, Cl2, Br2, I2, S8, Se8, and P4 ) can be temporarily balanced with a fractional coefficient (1/2, 3/2, 5/2, etc.). If you do use a fraction during the balancing process, you can eliminate it later by...
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