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Grade 8

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Question 10

Q10) State the information provided by a chemical equation. Chemical equations suffer from a number of limitations. State the main limitations of a chemical equation.

Solution :

Information provided by a chemical equation:

  1. The formulas and symbols of the substances used.

  2. The reactants and products used in the equation.

  3. The proportion in which substances react and produce new substances.

  4. The physical state of the substance.

  5. The need for a catalyst.

  6. Nature of reaction, endothermic, exothermic, reversible, irreversible.

Limitations:

  1. It does not show the physical state of the reactants or products.

  2. It does not reveal the factors affecting the reaction - temperature, pressure, etc.

  3. It does not highlight the speed of the reaction.

  4. It does not accurately state anything for the nature of reaction.

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Question 10

Q10) State the information provided by a chemical equation. Chemical equations suffer from a number of limitations. State the main limitations of a chemical equation.

Solution :

Information provided by a chemical equation:

  1. The formulas and symbols of the substances used.

  2. The reactants and products used in the equation.

  3. The proportion in which substances react and produce new substances.

  4. The physical state of the substance.

  5. The need for a catalyst.

  6. Nature of reaction, endothermic, exothermic, reversible, irreversible.

Limitations:

  1. It does not show the physical state of the reactants or products.

  2. It does not reveal the factors affecting the reaction - temperature, pressure, etc.

  3. It does not highlight the speed of the reaction.

  4. It does not accurately state anything for the nature of reaction.

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