Select from the frequently asked questions below
- The law of conservation of mass states that, during a chemical reaction, the total mass of the products must be equal to the totalMass of the reactants.
- In other words, mass cannot be created or destroyed during a reaction, but is always conserved.
- The law was developed by chemists in the late 1700s.
- It is based on the fact that elements combine with one another to form more complex substances called compounds.
- The chemical and physical properties of these compounds are different than the properties of the elements from which they were formed.
In the readings, a claim is made that in a chemical reaction, matter is not created or destroyed. Create an argument to support this claim.
How does the example of hydrogen and oxygen combining to form water follow the law of conservation of matter?