- #1

- 56

- 0

Can someone explain to me how to use matrix algebra, to form a chemical equation?

You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly.

You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

You should upgrade or use an alternative browser.

- Thread starter Turtle
- Start date

- #1

- 56

- 0

Can someone explain to me how to use matrix algebra, to form a chemical equation?

- #2

Tom Mattson

Staff Emeritus

Science Advisor

Gold Member

- 5,549

- 8

Chemical equations are formed by experimentation, not mathematics. Can you be more explicit?

- #3

- 56

- 0

I have a little article on it ,but it does not explain much.

In the article Ce^{+4}, H_{2}0, CH_{2}(CO_{2}H)_{2} are the reactants and CO_{2}, H^{+}, Ce^{+3}, HCO_{2}H are the products.

The equation is CH_{2}(C0_{2}H)_{2}+2H_{2}O+2xCe^{+4}=(x-1)CO_{2}+(4-x)HCO_{2}H+2x-Ce^{+3}+2xH^{+}

How does one obtain the (x-1), (4-x), and the 2x?

In the article Ce

The equation is CH

How does one obtain the (x-1), (4-x), and the 2x?

Last edited:

- #4

Tom Mattson

Staff Emeritus

Science Advisor

Gold Member

- 5,549

- 8

Originally posted by Turtle

The equation is CH2(C02H)2+2H2O+2xCe+4=(x-1)CO2+(4-x)HCO2H+2x-Ce+3+2xH+

Sorry, but this makes no sense to me. I am assuming that "Ce+4" should be "Ce

Can you retype this using superscripts and subscripts?

- #5

- 1,589

- 3

Please retype that using {sup} {/sup} and {sub}{/sub} so the forum can recognise it.

(Replace curlies with square brackets of course)

- #6

- 45

- 0

Share: