How does the law of conservation of mass apply to this reaction:
c2h4 + 3o2 → 2h2o + 2co2 ?
the equation needs to be balanced.
there are fewer oxygen atoms in the equation than hydrogen or carbon. only
the oxygen needs to be balanced.
there are equal numbers of hydrogen and carbon. each element needs to be
the law of conservation of mass has already been applied. there is an equal
number of each element on both sides of the equation.
you don't need to find the common denominators when the denominators are the same. just add the numerators.
c2h4 + 3o2 → 2h2o + 2co2 ?...