Science / Chemistry / Balanced Equation: A description of a chemical reaction that gives the chemical formulas of the reactants and the products of the reaction, with coefficients introduced so that the number of each type of atom and the total charge is unchanged by the reaction. For example, a balanced equation for the reaction of sodium metal (Na(s)) with chlorine gas (Cl2(g)) to form table salt (nacl(s)) would be 2 Na(s) + Cl2(g) = 2 nacl(s), NOT Na(s) + Cl2(g) = nacl(s).
Science / Chemistry / Complete Ionic Equation: A balanced equation that describes a reaction occurring in solution, in which all strong electrolytes are written as dissociated ions. MORE
Science / Chemistry / Molecular Equation: A molecular equation is a balanced chemical equation in which ionic compounds are written as neutral formulas rather than as ions. For example, agno3(aq) + nacl(aq) = agcl(s) + nano3(aq) is a molecula MORE