What is the balanced equation for ammonium carbonate is heated, it decomposes into ammonia gas, carbon dioxide gas, and water vapor?
The reactions that describe the decomposition of ammonium carbonate (
(1) - ammonium carbonate decomposes into ammonium bicarbonate and ammonia (
(2) - ammonium bicarbonate decomposes into carbon dioxide (
(3) - the decomposition of ammonium carbonate - total reaction;
Both reaction are endothermic - heat must be supplied in order for the reaction to take place.
Here's a video of the reaction: