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Consider the generic chemical equation aA + bB → cC + dD (where a, b, c, and d represent coefficients for the chemicals A, B, C, and D, respectively). a. How many possible values are there for “c”? Explain your answer. b. How many possible values are there for “c/d”? Explain your answer.

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Chapter 6, Problem 12ALQ
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Consider the generic chemical equation aA + bB cC + dD (where a, b, c, and d represent coefficients for the chemicals A, B, C, and D, respectively).

a. How many possible values are there for “c”? Explain your answer.

b. How many possible values are there for “c/d”? Explain your answer.

Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The possible values for “c” in the given equation have to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

A chemical equation refers to a symbolic representation of a chemical reaction which is depicted by the use of symbols and formulae. On the left side of the chemical equation, the entities present are called reactants and the right-hand side contains the products of the reaction.

Explanation of Solution

Following is the given generic chemical equation:

aA+bBcC+dD

To determine the number of possible values of "c", we must consider a generic balanced equation

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The possible values for “c/d” in the given equation should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

A chemical equation refers to a symbolic representation of a chemical reaction which is depicted by the use of symbols and formulae. On the left side of the chemical equation, the entities present are called reactants and the right-hand side contains the products of the reaction.

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