PROBLEM 9E

Balance the chemical equations in Exercises 6–11 using the vector equation approach discussed in this section.

[M] If possible, use exact arithmetic or a rational format for calculations in balancing the following chemical reaction:

Step 1 :

In this problem we need to balance the chemical equation using the vector equation approach.

We given the following reaction

PbN6 + CrMn2O8 Pb3O4 + Cr2O3 + MnO2 +NO

Step 2:

The unbalanced equation is

PbN6 + CrMn2O8 Pb3O4 + Cr2O3 + MnO2 +NO

To balance the equation, we need to find positive integers, x5 and x6.

x1 PbN6 +x2 CrMn2O8 x3Pb3O4 +x4 Cr2O3 +x5 MnO2 +x6NO