Balancing Chemical Equations Using Algebra

This is the second of two videos about balancing chemical equations. This video shows the algebraic method - how to balance chemical equations fast using ALGEBRA. That is, you make an algebraic equation and solve for the unknowns - the coefficients in the balanced chemical equation. We also explain *why* it's so important to balance chemical equations - if you don't, you violate the laws of the universe! Our first video demonstrated the inspection, or "trial-and-error" method. Both videos have 5 examples. Try them both, and see which method works best for you.

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Our Chemistry Lessons playlist gives you practical help for the topics that chemistry students often struggle with. Each video has multiple example problems worked out in full. Topics covered include: Balancing Chemical Equations, the MOLE, Gas Laws, Molar Mass, and more.