Balancing equations requires lots of guided practice. Watch the videos here and then try to balance equations on your own.

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).

Never change the subscripts (the small numbers after elements).

Only change the coefficients (these are the numbers in front substances).

Never change the subscripts (the small numbers after elements).