# Question #a8904

Oct 9, 2016

Yes the equation balances

#### Explanation:

${N}_{2} O$ dinitrogen monoxide also known as laughing gas is not a very stable molecule but it is a valid molecule.

Nitrogen goes from -3 to +1 The redox equation is

$2 {N}^{-} 3 = = 2 {N}^{+ 1} + 8 {e}^{-} 1$

Oxygen as an element has a charge of zero so
Oxygen goes from 0 to -2 The redox equation is

$4 {O}^{0} + 8 {e}^{-} 1 = 4 {O}^{- 2}$

There are eight electrons on the left ( reactants) and eight electrons on the right ( products) so the equation balances.