How do you balance the following equation: #?NH_3 + ?O_2 -> ?NO + ?H_2O#?
These are standard redox reactions, nitrogen is oxidized, and oxygen is reduced:
We cross multiply and take
Nitrogens, oxygens, and hydrogens all balance. Charges balance, so this is a valid representation. Of course we can substract 4 equiv of water from EACH side of the equation.
Ammonia might be fully oxidized up to