Asked Sep 27, 2019

Balance the following equations:

  1. (a)  PCl5(s) + H2 O(l) ⟶ POCl3(l) + HCl(aq)

  2. (b)  Cu(s) + HNO3(aq) ⟶ Cu(NO3)2(aq) + H2 O(l) + NO(g)

  3. (c)  H2(g) + I2(s) ⟶ HI(s)

  4. (d)  Fe(s) + O2(g) ⟶ Fe2 O3(s)

  5. (e)  Na(s) + H2 O(l) ⟶ NaOH(aq) + H2(g)


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