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Ammonium nitrate reacts explosively upon heating to form

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 89P

PROBLEM 89P

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.

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Solution 89P

Here, we are going to write a balanced equation for the given reaction and calculate the mass of oxygen formed by the complete reaction.

Step 1:

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)

Step 2:

Given mass of NH4NO3 = 1 kg = 1000 g

Molar mass of NH4NO3 = 80.043 g/mol

Therefore, number of moles of NH4NO3 = given mass/molar mass

                                        =

                                        = 12.5 mol

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Chapter 8, Problem 89P is Solved
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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