# Question 01ad7

Aug 24, 2017

${N}_{2} + {O}_{2} \to 2 N O$

#### Explanation:

${N}_{2} O$ can only be made from $2 {N}_{2} + {O}_{2} \to 2 {N}_{2} O$. Nitrogen and Oxygen can form many compounds but with specific(and slightly confusing) requirements!

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Aug 24, 2017

N_2+O_2→N_2O unbalanced

We count the number of same atoms on each side. If there are different numbers of same atoms, we put coefficients in front to make them equal on both sides.
In the equation given,

Reactant(left)
$N = 2$
$O = 2$

Product(right)
$N = 2$
$O = 1$
we have same number of nitrogens, but not oxygens. Therefore, we put $\frac{1}{2}$ in front of oxygen on the reactant side
N_2+1/2O_2 →N_2O# balanced

count the number of atoms now