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Balancing Chemical Equations Using Matrix Algebra

John Jungck, Jennifer Spangenberg

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This Excel workbook introduces using matrix algebra to balance chemical reactions. The user can follow several instructional buttons and examples to learn how to set up the required matrices and how to interpret the results. The workbook allows the user to set up their own matrices for chemical reactions involving 2-7 elements. Several sample equations are available for the user to select. See the tutorial for a more detailed description of the matrix algebra. Note that this file requires that "macros" are enabled in Microsoft Excel.

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John Jungck, Jennifer Spangenberg, "Balancing Chemical Equations Using Matrix Algebra," Convergence (December 2005)