State the law of conservation of mass and explain what it means.

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asked May 11, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)

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The law of conservation of mass states that " In a chemiceal reaction, matter is neither created nor destroyed."

What it means is that in any chemical reaction, the mass of the substance involved in a reaction does not change, and hence the mass of the reactants will equal the mass of the products.
answered May 11, 2012 by kirby ~Expert~ (3,020 points)
selected May 11, 2012 by Gummmys