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A Beginner's Guide to Balancing Equations

by Bozeman Science • 360,532 views

Mr. Andersen explains the basics of balancing chemical equations. A visual guide shows you how to change coefficients to balance the atoms in reactants and products. Intro Music Atribution Title:...

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great vid but i have words at the bottom so i cant see the equations
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Adverts Sonia? Just close them? It should have an x on the top left of the advert.
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+Sonia Mansell I add captions for hearing impaired students. You should be able to turn these off by clicking on the CC button below the video.
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There is no way to escape the law of the balancing opposites, the laws of nature (God’s laws), and only someone that does not know the Truth would even try. Therefore, the only thing that matters is to discover the Truth of what and where you really are. Know thy world and know thy self, as Jesus said. ( page 224 Present with Religion) Learn the Truth of Life it will change everything in the most positive way. Google TruthContest and read the Present
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You are a life saver have science test and it is a crucial one thnx mate don't stop uploading videos, your channel is the best for science.
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Thanks for the great comment.  I'm happy to hear that the video was helpful.
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This was very helpful :)
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Thank you! I've learned more in the 10 minutes of this video than any of my chem teachers. I like that you broke it down into visuals (I'm a visual learner). Excellent video!
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I was thinking the same thing about my experience in Chemistry. I totally agree with you.
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At 8:30 would it be correct to say 4ag2S > 8Ag + S8?
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The Matrix: Agent to Neo: Hello Mr. Anderson
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OMG! Thanks so much! My Science Teacher sucked so bad at explaining it to us.
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Congratulations! You taught me something in 10 minutes that my teacher failed to teach me in an hour. Be Proud! :3
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+Red Lawrance My chemistry teacher has tried for 3 lessons now and he just confuses everyone in my class!! But yes, he should just show the class this video and then we can move on!!!
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Wow you helped me alot i had no idea what my teacher was talking about since i was sick for an entire week thank you soooooo much 
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I have been looking and looking and finally, someone who can teach at a beginners level. Thank You!
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Thank you so much, after two years I finally understand Balancing equations :) thank you. Now I can finally get a good grade in my chem test tomorrow!
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Fantastic video, struggled understanding this and you made it so simple!
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'NICE VIDEO', Mr. Andersen.You are the 'BEST'. The way you showed those molecules of compound while balancing equation helped me a lot and now I'm able to balance chemical equations correctly.
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Thanks it helped me alot more and I kinda understand a little more if whats going on now thanks so much
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i asked my chem teacher to help me out with this but i never understood.after watching this video i understood it very fast and i was solving the equations while you were teaching.nice video
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Life savour!! Love this vid. I love how you go into detail and do it step by step :)
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Thanks so much it makes a lot of sense now !!!!!
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THNX INT HELPED A BUNCH NO SERIOUSLY I HAD SO MUCH TROUBLE FINDING IT OUT PLUS IT WAS SOOOOO BORING DOING ALL THE STEPS IN SCHOOL
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I'm teaching myself Biology because I have an entrance exam for college and never took bio in HS... the portion of Chemistry in the book is small and not very explanatory. Your video was so helpful. Thank you.
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Wait, why do we have 16 silvers? I thought it was 8 Ag2?????? You lost me :'(
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because you MULTIPLY the 8 with the 2, which gives you 16 silvers in total c: 
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I dont know why my highschool chemistry teacher cant explain this as simple as this man can.
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Mr. Andersaaaaan thx for the video really helped me understand :)
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melton suares Shared on Google+ · 4 months ago
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Great Video really helped me out! Thankyou :) Keep up with the great videos!!
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You have such a pleasent voice and a way of teaching, subscribed.
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Thank you, this has really helped
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this is soooo helpful! taking an online chemistry course and reading and learning from the book is like reading a foreign language.
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Man u r better than my chemistry teacher more clearer and more interesting, thx 4 helping me 
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The visualising makes things so much easier - thanks :)
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I missed the lesson for this, thanks for helping me! 😉 Just read all the comments and I have subbed
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Thank you so much, that helped me a lot.
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Easiest way I have seen and heard it explained. Most chem teachers go through the balancing process extremely fast and many never really explain what's going on. Thank you so much!
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Thanks so much. That was so helpful. I have dreaded this type stuff forever, but you actually made it fun and understandable!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome video. Your video in addition to Khan Academy video have 100% explained how to do this. My chemistry teacher has been trying to teach us this for a week now and by the looks on everyone's face, I'm not the only one who is lost. I guess I have some recommending to do.
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I just want to thank you a lot. You really explained this thoroughly. You probably prevented me from getting a failing grade to an 100. :D
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wow i has got easiest method to make it than our clas teacher teaches thankq alot
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lovely video..you jus made it easier for me... thank u......
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Thank you so much! This helped me understand all of this so much!
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I don't understand how you got 18 Oxygen
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You add all the Oxygens on the left
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I believe he multiplied the 7 with 2, then added the 4.
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thank you very much, you helped me by alot :) appreciate your work :D
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Thank you for taking the time to make these vids, I greatly appreciate it and you helped me tons! =]
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It all makes so much sense now! thank you so much!
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Very very helpful. Thank you very much. :D
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TANKS!!!!!!!!THIS WAS HELPFUL!!!!
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great Past this stage over 10yrs ago , but u made it simple. confused me during my school days
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Thank you helped a lot
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I would like to thank you soo much for your video !! It explains it very clearly and basic and was much easier for me to understand as I have dyslexia and now I know how to balance chemical equations for the first time in forever... And I'm in year 11 thanks to you I'm able to achieve my grade C that I've been wanting for so long. Kind regards, Elisha Armstrong.
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I get it is just what do you do if it is like this Fe2 (SO4)3+H2 that I dont get
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Thank you for the visual
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Thank you! Very helpful!  Thanks for going a little slower it helps me to grasp the idea!
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Thank you that helps so much your the best man thanks
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teach my chemistry teacher how to teach please 
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THANK YOU! I am currently in physical science, which is chemistry+physics. We've been learning about how to balance equations and I did not understand at all. Now, I have a basic idea of how to solve them. :D
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thnk you so muchhhhh!
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My test is for tomorrow (on balance equation ONLY) and that was very helpful. thank you!
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That helped a lot , thank you
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I teach middle school physical science and I love using these for my students to review. Thank you for sharing them publicly!
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Thank you so much 
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Thank You! This helped a lot!
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<3 you are a great teacher! thanks
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My mind is just blown out I finally get this!!!!
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Wow, thank you so much, this helped an incredible amount, keep making these videos if you can!
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Really gay as fucking work
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Mr. Anderson - You're awesome!!!!!!
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Thank you soooooooooooo much!! I looooovvee you
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Just some tips for students like me, where if something I thought should go somewhere (So for example, at 10:34, when he had the the 4 next to the H) doesn't end up being there, can you try to explain why? I mean I got why it went there, but a little, "The 4 went here so that you would have 8 Hydrogen here and 8 Hydrogen there. It would just help me to better understand it :)  The only reason I'm saying this is because I just learned it today, and my teacher expected us to immediately understand it and be able to do an entire page of equations :/ 
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you just earned another subscriber, if i ever am feeling confused in my science class (which i do a lot) i'll watch your vids, thanks so much !!
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yh very helpful video Tnx
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thank you so much I had no clue how to balance equations but your video helped a lot!!! :)))))))
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This really helped me out. 
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People within my class think I'm weird mainly girls and when I approach them they roll their eyes and most times they roll their eyes because they know ill talk about science. Like come seriously all they want to talk about it boyfriend and girlfriend and don't care about their education geez
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thanks, this was a helpful video.  :)
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This really helped!! thanks :D
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This is dumb shit video
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YOU ARE GOING TO DIE A WHORRIBLE DEATH
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thanks for helping me :)
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I thought the demonstration was good but I AM a beginner and with your subtitle covering the view of the equation it was a bit harder to follow
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THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!! I GET IT NOW
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Very helpful,I completely understand it now! :D
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I still don't understand omg and my chemistry final is in two weeks and I'm freaking out
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You sir are a hero, and you have defeated the aggravation headache
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i am in a grade 10 science class and have an exam on monday and had no idea how to do this from a semester of my sicence teacher but got it in 11 minutes from you. 
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Thanks for this, big help for broadening my knowledge about this. ... Hi Mr, hi can I hide your subtitle? Because I can not see the formula :/ ...hehe .. Thanks again... Love this video so much!
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you have to click the cc button lol
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ohy thanks you... omg! ... im so illiterate.. hahahah .. :D
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can someone explain to me in the last equation, how he got 18 oxygens on the left side
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