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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097
Textbook Problem

Boron hydrides were once evaluated for possible use as rocket fuels. Complete and balance the following equation for the combustion of diborane.

B 2 H 6 ( g ) + O 2 ( g ) B ( OH ) 3 ( s )

Interpretation Introduction

­Interpretation: The balanced chemical equation for the combustion of diborane is to be stated.

Concept introduction: Boron is a group 3A element and exhibits +1 and +3 oxidation state. It reacts with hydrogen to form Boron hydride.

Burning of any compound in the presence of oxygen (O2) is known as combustion.

To write: The balanced chemical equation for the combustion of diborane.

Explanation

Explanation

Boric acid [B(OH)3] is formed during the combustion of Diborane (B2H6) . The reaction is,

B2H6+3O22B

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