What stoichiometric coefficients are used in combustion reactions? How do represent the comproportionation of ammonium nitrate to nitrous oxide?
Usually, the desirable option is the simplest WHOLE number ratio.....
As for myself, often I reject this rule in favour of half-integral coefficients. For example,............the combustion of ethane,
both are balanced; I would prefer the former because it is easier to address the stoichiometry, even tho I know that you cannot have a half an oxygen molecule. You can have, however,
For your reaction,
which is in fact a