What is a Chemical Equation? - Definition & Examples


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In which of the following ways is a chemical equation similar to a recipe?

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1. All of the following statements are true about chemical equations except for which one?

2. Which of the following pieces of information is included in a chemical equation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study resources to assess your knowledge of chemical equations. Test questions will focus on areas including a way in which a chemical equation is similar to a recipe and accurate statements about chemical equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test how well you know how to:

  • Identify the information included in a chemical equation
  • Recognize where the products are located
  • Determine how many moles of individual reactants are needed to form the products in a given equation

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will help you to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how a chemical equation is similar to a recipe and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the information included in a chemical equation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemical equations

Additional Learning

Understand more about this subject with this lesson called What is a Chemical Equation? - Definition & Examples. The lesson will stick to the following study objectives:

  • Assess an analogy for a chemical equation
  • Define a chemical equation
  • Identify the main parts of a chemical equation
  • Understand how chemical equations represent chemical reactions
  • Determine the number of molecules and atoms in a chemical equation
  • Name some other components in a chemical equation