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Is the following chemical equation balanced? 2Na + 2H2O ⇒ 2NaOH + H2 yes no

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Blair Lewis on August 24, 2018

Given the information:2Na + 2H2O → 2NaOH + H2To determine:If the above equation is balancedExplanation:For an equation to be balanced, the number of atoms in the reactants must be equal to the number of atoms in the productsFor the given reaction:Reagents ProductsNa = 2 atoms of Na = 2 atomsH = 4 H atoms = 4 atomsO = 2 atoms O = 2 atomsAns: Since there are equal numbers of Na, H and O atoms in the reactants and products side, the equation is balanced.

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