Question #a8904

1 Answer
Oct 9, 2016

Answer:

Yes the equation balances

Explanation:

#N_2O # 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.