To predict product chemistry, you need to begin with the base level fundament knowledge of how chemistry works. At the very least, you should know the charges of all of the different elements and all of the various polyatomic atoms. To start, you need to know what the reactants in your product are.
That way, you can try to predict the reaction before it occurs. This is why it’s important to know how your elements are charged! You need to know if they’re balanced.
Prediciting chemical reactions is an extremely important skill for anyone working in the scientific world. When you’re first starting out, pay attention to the elements that when brought together could be deadly. There are more dangers in a science lab than you realize! Once you know those combinations like the back of your hand, you’re ready to start experimenting. Now that you won’t get injured in the process, there are thousands of different combinations to explore. Eventually, you’ll see that you can change the reaction between two chemicals just by changing how you introduce them to each other. Chemistry is a very exciting and interesting world. Watch the video to learn more about how to predict product chemistry.