Ammonium perchlorateNH4ClO4is a powerful solid rocket fuel, used in the Space Shuttle boosters. It decomposes into nitrogenN2gas, chlorineCl2gas, oxygenO2gas and water vapor, releasing a great deal of energy. Calculate the moles of oxygen produced by the reaction of0.055molof ammonium perchlorate. Be sure your answer has a unit symbol, if necessary, and round it to the correct number of significant digits.

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Ammonium perchlorate

NH4ClO4

is a powerful solid rocket fuel, used in the Space Shuttle boosters. It decomposes into nitrogen

N2

gas, chlorine

Cl2

gas, oxygen

O2

gas and water vapor, releasing a great deal of energy. Calculate the moles of oxygen produced by the reaction of

0.055mol

of ammonium perchlorate. Be sure your answer has a unit symbol, if necessary, and round it to the correct number of significant digits.

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Step 1

Ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4) decomposes into nitrogen gas, chlorine gas, oxygen gas, and water vapors. The chemical reaction for this is represented as follows:

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2NH CION+202 +Cl, +4H20

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Since, 2 mol of ammonium perchlorate (NH4ClO4) produces 2 mols of oxygen gas (O2). So, 0.055 m...

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