Balancing AgNO3 + NaOH → AgOH + NaNO3

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How to Balance:

AgNO3 + NaOH → AgOH + NaNO3

Word equation: Silver nitrate + Sodium hydroxide → Silver hydroxide + Sodium nitrate

Type of Chemical Reaction: For this reaction we have a double replacement reaction.

Balancing Strategies: In this reaction, the products are initially NaNO3 + AgOH. However the AgOH would break down into Ag2O and H2O. This would give us NaNO3 + Ag2O + H2O as our products for the overall reaction.

However, the equation balanced here is the initial reaction which produces AgOH and NaNO3.

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When balancing chemical equations our goal is to have the same number of each type of atom on both sides of the equation.

Only change the coefficients (these are the numbers in front substances).
Coefficients are the numbers in front of the molecule.
Never change the subscripts (the small numbers after elements).
Coefficients are the numbers in front of the molecule.