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# What is the correct equation for showing the decomposition of "NO"_2"?

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May 13, 2018

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The correct equation showing the decomposition of ${\text{NO}}_{2}$ is:

"2NO"_2("g")$\rightarrow$"2NO(g) + O"_2("aq")

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We can know it's a decomposition reaction because a single reactant forms two simpler products. In this case, the $\text{NO"_2}$ loses oxygen. For every two moles of ${\text{NO}}_{2}$ decomposed, two moles of oxygen atoms are lost, which form one mole of oxygen gas $\left(\text{O"_2}\right)$.

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