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Chemistry: Road map question.

  1. Oct 23, 2011 #1
    Chemistry: "Road map" question.

    Borax can be converted to pure boron through the series of chemical reactions shown below:
    Pure boron is isolated in the final step of this reaction series. The starting material Y, is a non-polar gas with terminal chlorine atoms. Compound Y (2 mol) is heated under constant H2(g) pressure (3 mol) to yield the final products, B (boron) (2 mol) and compound Z (6 mol). Compound Z is a gas that when bubbled through water will produce a highly acidic solution.

    Balance the equation for the reaction Y and fill in the blanks for the equation below.

    2 Y + 3 H2 (g) --> heat --> 2 B + 6 Z

    What are Y and Z.
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  3. Oct 24, 2011 #2


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    Re: Chemistry: "Road map" question.

    It is up to you to find out.

    There are several hints in the question. What chlorine containing gases that give acidic solutions when dissolved do you know?
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