Problem: You may want to reference (Pages 145 - 148) Section 4.5 while completing this problem.The commercial production of nitric acid involves the following chemical reactions:4 NH3(g) + 5O2(g) → 4 NO(g) + 6 H2O(g)2 NO(g) + O2(g) → 2 NO2(g)3 NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2 HNO3(aq) + NO(g)In the following redox reaction identify the element undergoing oxidation and the element undergoing reduction.4 NH3(g) + 5O2(g) → 4 NO(g) + 6 H2O(g)

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NH3(g)

OS H = +1

OS N + 3(+1) = 0

OS N = -3


5O2(g)

OS O = 0


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You may want to reference (Pages 145 - 148) Section 4.5 while completing this problem.

The commercial production of nitric acid involves the following chemical reactions:

  1. 4 NH3(g) + 5O2(g) → 4 NO(g) + 6 H2O(g)
  2. 2 NO(g) + O2(g) → 2 NO2(g)
  3. 3 NO2(g) + H2O(l) → 2 HNO3(aq) + NO(g)

In the following redox reaction identify the element undergoing oxidation and the element undergoing reduction.

4 NH3(g) + 5O2(g) → 4 NO(g) + 6 H2O(g)

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