Chemical Equation Definition

Definition:

A chemical equation is a shorthand written description of what happens in a chemical reaction. It includes the reactants, products, direction(s) of the reaction, and may also include charge and states of matter.
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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemical Equation Definition." ThoughtCo, Mar. 8, 2014, thoughtco.com/definition-of-chemical-equation-604904. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2014, March 8). Chemical Equation Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-chemical-equation-604904 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemical Equation Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-chemical-equation-604904 (accessed February 21, 2018).