Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 74: 2.12b


The law of conservation of mass.

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The law of conservation of mass states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed, which means the sum of the masses of the products of any reaction will have the same mass as the sum of the masses of the reactants (but may not be exact because of possible heat lost to the surroundings).
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