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Liquid hydrazine, has been used as a fuel for rockets. When the rocket is to be launched, a catalyst causes the liquid hydrazine to decompose quickly into elemental nitrogen and hydrogen gases. The rapid expansion of the product gases and the heat released by the reaction provide the thrust for the rocket. Write the unbalanced equation for the reaction of hydrazine to produce nitrogen and hydrogen gases.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Chapter 6, Problem 16QAP
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Liquid hydrazine, Chapter 6, Problem 16QAP, Liquid hydrazine, has been used as a fuel for rockets. When the rocket is to be launched, a catalyst has been used as a fuel for rockets. When the rocket is to be launched, a catalyst causes the liquid hydrazine to decompose quickly into elemental nitrogen and hydrogen gases. The rapid expansion of the product gases and the heat released by the reaction provide the thrust for the rocket. Write the unbalanced equation for the reaction of hydrazine to produce nitrogen and hydrogen gases.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The unbalanced chemical equation for decomposition of hydrazine to nitrogen and hydrogen gas should be determined.

Concept Introduction:

An unbalanced reaction is that chemical reaction in which the number of atoms of each element in the product side and on reactant side are not equal.

Explanation of Solution

The molecular formula for hydrogen is H2

The molecular formula for nitrogen is N2

The molecular formula for hydrazine is N2 H4

The physical state of the reactants and products are shown by writing the symbols after each reactant and product in the reaction. The symbol “l” represents liquid, “aq” represents aqueous, “s” represents solid, and “g” represents gas.

The reaction for the decomposition of liquid hydrazineto nitrogen and hydrogen gas is written as:

N2

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