Fireworks on Ice

Fireworks on Ice - ice NH 4 NO 3 (s) --------> N 2 O(g)...

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Chem 101 Discussion Board for Science Salon Fireworks on Ice Here’s the (unbalanced) reaction from today (Thanks Brandon!): ice Zn(s) + NH 4 NO 3 (s) --------> N 2 (g) + ZnO(s) + H 2 O(g) + energy 1. Balance it. 2. Is it a redox reaction? If it is, what is being oxidized and what is being reduced? How do you know? 3. It turns out that another reaction happens first. What kind of reaction is this: combination, decomposition, single-replacement, or double-replacement?
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Unformatted text preview: ice NH 4 NO 3 (s) --------> N 2 O(g) + 2 H 2 O(g) + energy 4. So, how do you think the ice starts the reaction? And how do you think the first reaction affects the second reaction? 5. N 2 O is nitrous oxide or laughing gas. How many N 2 O molecules were formed if 2.5 x 10 23 molecules of NH 4 NO 3 reacted? (Start practicing for Friday!) Would that explain why Brandon was laughing at the end?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Anderson,w during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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