Q. Write the chemical equation for decomposition of vegetable matter into compost.

Asked by debaratib24 | 11th Jul, 2015, 06:55: AM

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The decomposition of vegetable matter into useful compost is carried out by microbes. These reactions involve breakdown of bonds. The overall reaction is exothermic. But we can not give a single chemical reaction as every vegetable matter is made up of different kind of organic compounds and also the product formed which is a compost consists of different composition of carbon to nitrogen ratio.  

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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 11th Jul, 2015, 04:16: PM