|The stoichiomentry of a reaction is the
of the relative quantitites by moles of the reactants and
as they appear by the coefficients of the balanced equation.
is the molar bookkeeping of chemistry, and in nature the books must
balance. Quantitative information is only available through its
This applies to the pure study of chemistry, but also to the uses of
in a wide variety of fields such as agriculture, clinical analysis,
food chemistry, inhalation therapy, nutrition, forensic science,
and the list can go on and on. The work begins with the writing
balancing of an equation, because this is the work that gives the
- the numbers that disclose the proportions by mole.