Ammonium nitrate reacts explosively upon heating to form nitrogen gas, oxygen gas, and gaseous water. Write a balanced equation for this reaction and determine how much oxygen in grams is produced by the complete reaction of 1.00 kg of ammonium nitrate.
Here, we are going to write a balanced equation for the given reaction and calculate the mass of oxygen formed by the complete reaction.
Ammonium nitrate explodes upon heating to form nitrogen gas, gaseous water and oxygen gas. The balanced molecular equation for the given reaction is:
2NH4NO3(s) → 2N2(g) + 4H2O(g) + O2(g)