The law of conservation of mass holds that mass is never actually lost, but is transformed into other states, and that mass is retained and can be measured whatever the event causing the transformation.
Examples of Conservation of Mass:
|A chemical reaction between A and B produces C. If C = 4, and A =1, B must be 3, because of the law of conservation. This principle is used as a measure of mass to define some situations in which a solution, for example, is reduced, removing water. The comparison of solids and the initial mass of the solution provides figures like the original amount of water, which can then be used to measure the solute formula. |