How do we represent the salt #"ammonium carbonate"#? How does it decompose upon heating?

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Aug 5, 2017

Answer:

Step by step..........?

Explanation:

Now you now that ammonium specifies a #NH_4^+# cation, and carbonate specifies a #CO_3^(2-)# anion. We add the ions together to get a NEUTRAL formula, and thus #(NH_4)_2CO_3# is the formal result.

On heating this stuff, we may expel a molecule of ammonia to form ammonium bicarbonate......in which electrical neutrality is (and must be) maintained.

#(NH_4)_2CO_3(s) + Delta rarr (NH_4)(HCO_3)(s) + NH_3(g)#