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Thu September 15, 2011 By:

What is meant by a skeletal chemical equation ? Using suitable chemical reaction, differentiate between a skeletal chemical equation and balanced chemical equation.

Expert Reply
Fri September 16, 2011

 

SKELETON EQUATION

BALANCED CHEMICAL EQUATION

1. It describes a chemical reaction using the chemical formulas of the reactants and products.

1. It shows the number of molecules and atoms of both reactants and products.

2. It is unbalanced.

2. It is balanced.

3. For example:  Mg  +O2->MgO

          atoms:  1Mg  2O    1Mg 1O

 

 

3. For example:  2Mg+O2 ->2MgO

            atoms:  2Mg   2O   2Mg 2O

 

 

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