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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

0.075mol

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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The balanced equation for the decomposition of ammonium perchlorate into nitrogen gas, chlorine gas, oxygen gas and water vapor can be given as

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Step 2

The moles of oxygen produced by the reaction of 0.075mol ammonium perchlorate is

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