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The Chemistry in Focus segment The Beetle That Shoots Straight discusses the bombardier

Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9781439049402 | Authors: Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste ISBN: 9781439049402 426

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Problem 36

The Chemistry in Focus segment The Beetle That Shoots Straight discusses the bombardier beetle and the chemical reaction of the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. H2O2(aq) S H2O(l) _ O2(g) The balanced equation given in the segment is 2H2O2(aq) S 2H2O(l) _ O2(g) Why cant we balance the equation in the following way? H2O2(aq) S H2(g) _ O2(g) Use molecular level pictures like those in Section 6.3 to support your answer.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation
Edition: 7
Author: Steven S. Zumdahl, Donald J. DeCoste
ISBN: 9781439049402

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