subscripts and coefficients

Explaining how to they are used in a chemical equation

Subscripts

The molecular formula for glucose is C6H12O6. The subscript is the little numbers. A subscript is also used to distinguish between different versions of a subatomic particle.

Coefficients

the Coefficients are the numbers placed before the reactants in a chemical equation so that the number of atoms in the products on the right side of the equation are equal to the atoms in the reactants on the left side.