What type of reaction is: ammonium nitrate -> dinitrogen monoxide + water?

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Jul 14, 2017

Answer:

Well it's a comproportionation reaction is it not?

Explanation:

You have got #NH_4*NO_3#, i.e. #N(-III)# and #N(+V)#, and the nitrogens end up with a common oxidation state of #stackrel(+I)N# (individually #N+(II)# and #N(0)#.

#NH_4NO_3 +Delta rarr N_2O + 2H_2O#

For nitrous oxide, #N_2O#, we have a Lewis structure of #N-=stackrel(+)N-stackrel(-)Oharrstackrel(-)N=stackrel(+)N=O#