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Dear Kevin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_equation
http://www.webqc.org/balance.php
http://chemistry.about.com/cs/stoichiometry/a/aa042903a.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Balance-Chemical-Equations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodic_table
http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/history/history-periodic-table.htm


1. Is there a dedicated website which can list all balancing chemical equations ?.

2. Can we perform in chemistry Labs for all the listed Chemical equations reactions - reactants on left hand side to give us the required products on the right hand side ?.

3. The Products derived from the reactants can be useful for creating new medicines, drugs ?.

4. Rutherford's periodic table of elements can be a useful reference model for balancing chemical equations ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hi Prashant,
A. 1. Not as far as I know.
A. 2. No. It is not that simple. Some chemiac entities are very complex, anions in inorganic chemistry and v.complex organic molecules for example. If a reaction can be written and balanced it does not mean it can be carried out. Weither a reaction will go or not is a matter of thermodynamics.
A. 3. Very few are useful, even fewer become effective drugs.
A. 4. Any accurate periodic table will be useful as from an elements position in the table its valance state(s) can be inferred.

I hope this helps.
Best wishes,
Kevin

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

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Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

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Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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