Chemistry: Balancing Chemical Equations—Algebraic Method

If you love algebra, then you're gonna love this balancing method! Introduce young chemists to the algebraic method of balancing chemical equations using a video from an informative chemistry  playlist. The narrator works five sample problems to illustrate how to use the method.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair the resource with another from the series that describes the Inspection Method for balancing equations
  • Provide the video link to pupils as a remediation tool or homework helper
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure the class is confident in writing chemical equations before moving forward to this step

  • The resource highlights a great alternative to the inspection method of balancing equations
  • Directions are clear, allowing viewers to approach each equation in a series of steps

  • None
Common Core