Can you help me how to balance a chemical equation using linear algebra. I know how to do it on a piece of paper using the usual method of balancing. I just don't get the principle how to do it on the other method.
Please give me a step by step procedure on how to do it, the basic ones.
This is how far I have gone.
Ex: Fe + Cl2 = FeCl3
Set a variable for each
[A]Fe + Cl2 = [C] FeCl3
Count the number of coefficients
Fe: A = C
Cl: 2B = 3C
And I'm stuck with here. I don't know how will I get 2Fe + 3Cl2 = 2FeCl3 (the correct answer)
If you have a better/easy one, can you please post it here. I need to create a program that will balance a given equation. I don't have a problem anymore on extracting the values, chemical symbols, and coefficients. My professor gave me until May 10 to do this so I need a quick response.
Hoping you could help me,