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Ammonium perchlorate 

NH4ClO4

 is the solid rocket fuel used by the U.S. Space Shuttle. It reacts with itself to produce nitrogen gas 

N2

, chlorine gas 

Cl2

, oxygen gas 

O2

, water 

H2O

, and a great deal of energy.

What mass of chlorine gas is produced by the reaction of 

7.7g

 of ammonium perchlorate?

 

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N, + Cl, + 2 0, +4 H,O – Balanced equation: 2 NH,ClO, - Mass No. of moles of NH¸C1O, Molar mass 7.7 g = 0.0655 mol NH¸C1O, 117.49 g/mol

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