## anonymous one year ago Which is the next logical step in balancing the given equation? CS2(l) + Cl2(g) CCl4(l) + S2Cl2(l)

1. rvc

$\rm CS_2+Cl_2 \rightarrow CCl_4+S_2Cl_2$ is this the equation?

2. anonymous

yeah the subsripts just wouldnt pop up @rvc

3. rvc

okay we have 2 Cl atoms on the LHS and 4 on RHS what do you think we should do?

4. anonymous

add a 2 somewhere ? @rvc

5. rvc

Correct y somewhere it should be added to the Cl atom only :)

6. rvc

wait we have 6Cl atoms

7. rvc

on the RHS

8. rvc

and 2 on the LHS so we need to multiply 3 on the LHS

9. rvc

look : $$\rm CS_2+\color{red}3Cl_2 \rightarrow CCl_4+S_2Cl_2$$

10. rvc

now check Is it balanced?

11. anonymous

i believe so @rvc