# fe oh 2 ra fe oh 3

To balance the equation Fe(OH)2 + O2 + H2O = Fe(OH)3 using the algebraic method step-by-step, you must have experience solving systems of linear equations. The most common methods are substitution/elimination and linear algebra, but any similar method will work.

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### Step 1: Label Each Compound With a Variable

Label each compound (reactant or product) in the equation with a variable lớn represent the unknown coefficients.

a Fe(OH)2 + b O2 + c H2O = d Fe(OH)3

### Step 2: Create a System of Equations

Create an equation for each element (Fe, O, H) where each term represents the number of atoms of the element in each reactant or product.

Fe: 1a + 0b + 0c = 1d O: 2a + 2b + 1c = 3d H: 2a + 0b + 2c = 3d

### Step 3: Solve For All Variables

Use substitution, Gaussian elimination, or a calculator lớn solve for each variable.

• 1a - 1d = 0
• 2a + 2b + 1c - 3d = 0
• 2a + 2c - 3d = 0

Use your graphing calculator's rref() function (or an online rref calculator) lớn convert the following matrix into reduced row-echelon-form:

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[ 1 0 0 -1 0] [ 2 2 1 -3 0] [ 2 0 2 -3 0]

The resulting matrix can be used lớn determine the coefficients. In the case of a single solution, the last column of the matrix will contain the coefficients.

Simplify the result lớn get the lowest, whole integer values.

• a = 4 (Fe(OH)2)
• b = 1 (O2)
• c = 2 (H2O)
• d = 4 (Fe(OH)3)

### Step 4: Substitute Coefficients and Verify Result

Count the number of atoms of each element on each side of the equation and verify that all elements and electrons (if there are charges/ions) are balanced.

4 Fe(OH)2 + O2 + 2 H2O = 4 Fe(OH)3

Reactants Products Fe 4 4 ✔️ 12 12 ✔️ 12 12 ✔️

Since there is an equal number of each element in the reactants and products of 4Fe(OH)2 + O2 + 2H2O = 4Fe(OH)3, the equation is balanced.

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