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Describing Chemical Reactions

chemical equation, chemical formula, subscript, reactants, products, and conservation mass
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chemical equation
A shorter and easier way to show the reactants and products of chemical reactions, by using symbols instead of words
chemical formula
The ratio of elements in the compound. It also shows the number of atoms of each element in one molecule of a compound
subscript
The number of atoms of an element in a molecule
reactants
The material you have at the beginning of an experiment
products
The material you have at the end of an experiment
conservation of mass
During a chemical reaction matter isn't created or destroyed