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Balancing equations using linear substituion

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I have to balance this equation: Cu + HNO3 = Cu(NO3)2 + NO + H2O I find that the answer is 3Cu + 8HNO3 = 3Cu(NO3)2 + 2NO + 4H2O But I have no idea how to get there I found a wesite talking about using a linear substittuion, basically rewriting the equation like this a*Cu + b*HNO3 = c*Cu(NO3)2 + d*NO + e*H2O Since the same number of atoms exist on both sides, it becomes: Cu: a=c H: b=2e N: b=2c+d O: 3b=6c+d+e

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @dan815 help please

  3. Astrophysics
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    You can't balance that, what is NO here, or is that suppose to be NO2?

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