A State-Space Method of Balancing Chemical Reactions by Using Partial-Reversible Equations Approach (Published)
This paper describes with examples a state-space method of balancing chemical reactions using the concept of reversible equations. The method also employed the state-space analysis to show how the rows and columns of a matrix can be obtained from any given compound in a state- vector form. The proposed method employs the principle of reversible equations to demonstrate the law of conservation of mass that in any chemical reaction, atoms are not destroyed in moving from one state to another state. Considerable time and efforts are saved by the method of reversible equations when compared with the traditional echelon matrix reduction method, or the Gaussian method.
Keywords: Products, chemical reaction, reactants, reversible equations, state-space, state-vector.