What happens when solid dinitrogen pentoxide is added to water?

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Sep 24, 2016

Answer:

It reacts with the water to form nitric acid

Explanation:

#"N"_2"O"_5# is the acid anhydride of nitric acid.

#"N"_2"O"_5 + "H"_2"O" → "2HNO"_3#

The net ionic equation is

#"N"_2"O"_5"(s)" + "3H"_2"O""(l)" → "2H"_3"O"^+"(aq)" + "2NO"_3^"-""(aq)"#