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Which is the next logical step in balancing the given equation? CS2(l) + Cl2(g) CCl4(l) + S2Cl2(l) A.) Place the coefficient 2 in front of sulfur dichloride (S2Cl2). B.)Place the coefficient 3 in front of the chlorine molecule. C.)Leave the equation alone as it is already balanced. D.) Place the coefficient 4 in front of carbon disulfide(CS2). E.)Place the coefficient 2 in front of carbon tetrachloride(CCl4).

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Deborah Edwards on December 20, 2018

CS2(l) +Cl2(g)→CCl4(l) + S2Cl2 (l)The next logical step in the equilibrium of the above equation is to place the coefficient 3 in front of the molecule of chlorine ( answer B) ExplanationWhen coefficient of 3 is placed in the front of chlorine from the molecule in the balanced equation is belowCS2 (l) +3Cl2 (g) → CCl4 (l) + S2Cl2 (l) according to the law of conservation of mass, the number of atom in the reactants must be equal to the side of the product.The reaction above is balanced because the number of atom is equal on both sides.For example, there are2 atoms of Sin side of the product and 2 S atoms on the product side.s

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