This powerpoint introduces balancing equations to an audience that has not done balancing before. The powerpoint is set to only give bits of information after each click of the mouse. I have found that this step by step process of balancing works for many of the introductory equations that will be seen in an introduction to balancing. The process helps with balancing polyatomic ions and oxygens with ease. There are also examples and practice problems. You will notice that the last two slides of practice problems are low on the slide. This is so that I can raise my screen and use the slides as an overhead where all I have to do is add the coefficients on the board in dry erase.