Asked Feb 18, 2020

Ammonium perchlorate


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


gas, chlorine


gas, oxygen


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


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


Expert Answer

Step 1

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

Chemistry homework question answer, step 1, image 1

Step 2

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

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 1


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