Look at the equation given to you earlier. Hydrogen has only 2 atoms on the reactant side, and 12 atoms on the product side. Pre-lab Questions What is the law of conservation of mass? In the product side, there are 6 atoms from glucose C6H12O6 and 2 atoms from oxygen molecule O2 forming a total of 8 atoms.
But, what do these numbers and symbols mean?! The tiny numbers appearing behind the chemical symbols are called subscripts. How many hydrogen atoms make up one H2 molecule? Share This. Teacher tips Practice making the molecules yourself so that you will be able to model the process to students with a high level of confidence and understanding.
Thus, in order to balance the number of hydrogen atoms, place 6 in front of the water molecule in the reactant side. Differentiation: Higher-level students: have students work in groups of two.
Balanced Photosynthesis Equation The balanced equation for photosynthesis helps us to understand the process of glucose synthesis by plants in a simplified form. If you are pre-assigning everything, have resources set up in Ziploc bags or on paper-plates for easy distribution.
Reactions must be balanced, meaning there needs to be same number each atom on the reactant side as there is on the products side. They will not have a partner to discuss their atomic modeling.