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Chemistry balancing equations

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Translate each of the following reactions into complete balanced chemical equations using international symbols & include states of matter at SATP. Assume pure states of matter unless otherwise indicated.

I really need help with this stuff please.

1. The reaction of magnesium and oxygen to form magnesium oxide is used to produce light in disposable flash bulbs.

2. Solid sodium sulfate reacts with carbon to form solid sodium sulfide(used to produce synthetic fabrics) and carbon dioxide.

Na2SO4 + 2 C = Na2S + 2 CO2

  • Chemistry balancing equations -

    You simply convert the word equation into the symbols. Add the states in parentheses.
    2Mg(s) + O2(g) ==> 2MgO(s)

    The problem tells you what those are.
    Na2SO4(s) + 2C(s) ==> Na2S(s) + 2CO2(g)

    Doing these for you won't help you learn; if you will explain what you don't understand, perhaps I can point you in the right direction.

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