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Write and balance equations for the following reactions.

A)Iron metal and Chlorine gas react to form solid iron(III) chloride.

B)Solid aluminum carbonate decomposes to form solid aluminum oxide and carbon dioxide gas.

C)Solid magnesium reacts with aqueous silver nitrate to form solid silver and aqueous magnesium nitrate.

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  1. )Iron metal and Chlorine gas react to form solid iron(III) chloride.
    These are word equations. You are to turn them into symbolic equations. You are not asked to predict the products; those are given to you. Here is how you do the first one.
    Fe + Cl2 ==> FeCl3
    Now balance it.
    2Fe + 3Cl2 ==> 2FeCl3

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  2. Dr. Bob is right! The

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  3. How do we get Cl2? if the word equation is iron + chlorine = Iron (iii) chloride. The valency of Chlorine is 2.

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