question:I'm given the reaction and I need to find the coefficient in front of each term so that all the variables are balanced. Na is one variable.
work:I take the homogeneous linear equations which are
[html]2a-2c=0
4a-c-e=0
6a+2-4c-d-4e=0
2b-2d-2e[/html]So that gives the matrix
2 0 -2 0 0
4 0 -1 0 -1
6 2 -4 -1 -4
0 2 0 -2 -2
when I plug this into matlab I get
1.0000 0 0 0 -0.3333
0 1.0000 0 0 -2.3333
0 0 1.0000 0 -0.3333
0 0 0 1.0000 -1.3333
but now I'm not sure how to interpret the results. Since I have 4 equations and 5 unknowns, doesn't that mean one of the coefficients can be any number?