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Chemical reactions describe the changes between reactants (the initial substances that enter into the reaction) and products (the final substances that are present at the end of the reaction). Chemical equations are notations that used to concisely summarize and convey information regarding chemical reactions.

In a balanced chemical reaction all of the matter (i.e., atoms or molecules) that enter into a reaction must be accounted for in the products of a reaction. Accordingly, associated with the symbols for the reactants and products are numbers (stoichiometry coefficients) that represent the number of molecules, formula units, or moles of a particular reactant or product. Reactants and products are separated by addition symbols (addition signs). The addition signs represent the interaction of the reactants and are used to separate and list the products formed. The chemical equations for some reactions may have a lone reactant or a single...

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