Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when silver (I) oxide decomposes into silver metal and oxygen gas when heated.

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When balancing chemical equations the number of atoms of each element must be the same for both sides (reactants and products) of the chemical equation.


Complete reaction: Ag2O (s)→ Ag (s) + O2 (g)

  • add coefficient to balance
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Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when silver (I) oxide decomposes into silver metal and oxygen gas when heated.

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