# What is meant by skeletal chemical equation? Differentiate between a skeletal chemical equation and a balanced chemical equation.

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What is meant by skeletal chemical equation? Using suitable chemical reaction, differentiate between a skeletal chemical equation and a balanced chemical equation.

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i. Skeletal chemical equation is a representation of a chemical reaction using chemical formulae of reactants
and products and it is unbalanced.
eg. Mg + HCl ---> MgCl2 + H2
ii. In balanced chemical equation, the number of atoms of each element on both the sides of the equation are equal.

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