• Question: do you to balance equations

    Asked by erinwilson to Sylvia, Sumit, Martin, Kate, Bryony, Aryanne on 12 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Sumit Konar

      Sumit Konar answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      Yes.. We plan experiments by balancing the equation.
      For example I synthesized a new compound LiBSi2 using the equation: LiB + 2Si = LiBSi2

    • Photo: Martin McCoustra

      Martin McCoustra answered on 12 Mar 2019:

      I certain do as I have to teach it to our first year life sciences students as part of their introductory chemistry course.

    • Photo: Kate McGonagle

      Kate McGonagle answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Hey! Nah, I don’t

    • Photo: Bryony Hockin

      Bryony Hockin answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Yes! That’s often how I plan my experiments and work out what mass of each chemical I need to add to the reaction.

    • Photo: Sylvia Soldatou

      Sylvia Soldatou answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      I do when I teach to 1st year students!