• Chemical equations are time-consuming to write and do not prove to be convenient for many of the things that chemists need to do with equations.
  • A chemical equation is a representation of a chemical reaction that displays the reactants and products with chemical formulas.
  • The table below shows a listing of symbols used in chemical equations.
  • Some, such as the double arrow which represents equilibrium, and the use of a catalyst in a reaction, will be treated in detail in other concepts.
  • We need this type of information to carry out chemical reactions successfully and safely.
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