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Decomposition Reaction

  1. Jan 24, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    (NH4)2CO3 = 2NH3 + H2O + CO2
    2. Relevant equations
    Decomposition Rxn
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm not quite sure why this reaction occurred can someone please explain it to me.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2016 #2

    Borek

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    Can you elaborate on what you find confusing here?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2016 #3
    Why did it decompose the way it did?
     
  5. Jan 25, 2016 #4

    Borek

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    Small, very stable molecules are the common decomposition products. Does it help?

    What makes you think this is strange? What other decomposition products have you expected?
     
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