How do you write the formula for this reaction: Potassium chlorate decomposes to potassium chloride and oxygen gas?

1 Answer
Nov 3, 2016

Answer:

Reaction is #2KClO_3# #rarr# #2KCl# #+# #3O_2uarr.#

Explanation:

Formula for Potassium chlorate is #KClO_3#.
Formula for Potassium chloride is #KCl.#
Formula for Oxygen gas as molecule is #O_2.#

#:.# Reaction is : #KClO_3# #rarr# #KCl# #+# #O_2uarr.#

Now, balancing the equation, it comes to be :
#2KClO_3# #rarr# #2KCl# #+# #3O_2uarr.#