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how does balancing of chemical equations work?

 In the following equation, NaOH + HNO3( little arrow pointing right)  NaNO3 + H2O , why should it be in that specific order on the right side when balanced?
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greenprof2
Nov 25, 2011
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Sorry no one answered you before now - you've probably already figured this one out for yourself. In fact, the order on the right side could be H20 + NaNO3 but by convention (tradition), the water is listed as a byproduct, listed last.

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