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Preparing Reactants and Making Products

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Homework Statement


1) Having nitrogen gas, hydrogen gas, and oxygen gas, obtains ammonium nitrate (write down the equation for each step).

Homework Equations


Nitrogen gas = N2
Hydrogen gas = H2
Oxygen gas = O2


The Attempt at a Solution


So we have 2N2 + 4H2 + 3O2 -> (NH4)2(NO3)2 but we have to prepare it.

Well, I know that having a Nonmetal + Oxygen makes a Nonmetal Oxide.
So I'm thinking of making 2NO3 first.
So then I would have N2 + 4H2 + 2NO3.
I'm not sure that just doing N2 + 4H2 will make NH4. After that, will 2NH4+ 2NO3 even make the correct product?

Thanks for any help!
 

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What is ammonium nitrate? What is its correct formula? How is it obtained not starting from th elements, but from reagents that are present in almost any lab?
 
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Ammonium nitrate is a salt.
NH4NO3.
I can't really answer the last question.
 
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Does something like NO3 exists?

Does something like NH4 exists?

Ammonium nitrate is a salt, it means it can be prepared using nitric acid. How?
 

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