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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: What do parentheses mean when balancing a chemical equation? Reply with quoteFind all posts by Xnemesis3

What do parentheses mean when balancing a chemical equation?

ex; AgNo3+MgCl2=AgCl+Mg(NO3)2

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quoteFind all posts by expert

(NO3) means two NO3 groups. N2O6 would do the same in the formal equations but you loose useful information that you actually have two nitro groups.
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