A Balanced Chemical Equation Has Equal Numbers Of Atoms Of Each Type On Both Sides Of The Equation. This Illustrates The Principle Of -?


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* Law of Conservation of Mass
The Law of Conservation of Mass is also called the Principle of Mass/Matter Conservation in which mass in a closed system will remain constant throughout time. The principal is equal to the Conservation of Energy. This means that in a closed system nothing is allowed in or out in order to keep the balance. It is unchangeable and therefore conserved.

The Principle of Mass is used in mechanics, chemistry, and fluid dynamics. It was formulated by Antoine Lavoisier who discovered the concept of matter and mass. In the 18th century he found out how it was conserved as he studied alchemy. This turned into the study of chemistry in the modern day.

The first law of thermodynamics states that there is a mass-energy equality meaning that the mass conservation is equal to the energy conservation. Mass cannot become energy, since it has to be an equal relationship; however, some matter can be converted into energy, as long as the mass does not change. This concept describes special relativity in the Law of Conservation of Mass.

There is also general relativity in which mass and energy can expand in equal manners. As long as the equality remains volumes can change. It is also not as strictly preserved when it comes to mass and energy conservation as in special relativity.

In a balanced equation electrons are shared to make certain that all things are balanced appropriately; however, the number of atoms will not change. It is the electrons that form the bond when two components are combined to form other compounds. This sharing of electrons should not be confused with the atom.

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