a) CO4 + 2O2 = CO2 + 2H2O
What information is conveyed by the above equation
b) Give equation for reactions when Potassium Chlorate is heated.
 
 

Asked by Jerlin George | 7th Apr, 2015, 12:33: AM

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Solution for your first query,
 
a) Please check the reaction. There must be CH4 instead of CO4 on the reactant side. Then only the reaction becomes balanced.
If it methane instead of carbon tetroxide is the reactant, that means
CH4 + 2O2 → CO2 + 2H2O
Then it is a combustion reaction of methane in which carbon dioxide and water are always the products. Here methane gets oxidised and and oxygen gas gets reduced. Hence the reaction is oxidation-reduction type of reaction in which methane is reducing agent and oxygen gas is oxidising agent.
 
 
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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 7th Apr, 2015, 10:07: AM

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