Problem: Nitrogen monoxide and oxygen react to form nitrogen dioxide. Consider the mixture of NO and O2 shown in the accompanying diagram. The blue spheres represent N, and the red ones represent O.How many molecules of NO2 can be formed, assuming the reaction goes to completion?

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Balanced reaction:

NO + O2 → NO2

2 NO + O2 → 2 NO2

Given:

4 molecules O2

8 molecules NO


NO2 from NO:

NO2 molecules=8 NO molecules×2 NO2 molecules2 NO molecules

NO2 molecules = 8 NO2 molecules


NO2 from O2:

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Nitrogen monoxide and oxygen react to form nitrogen dioxide. Consider the mixture of NO and O2 shown in the accompanying diagram. The blue spheres represent N, and the red ones represent O.

5 O2 and 8 OH molecules.

How many molecules of NO2 can be formed, assuming the reaction goes to completion?

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