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Solution: Old-fashioned “smelling salts” consist of ammonium carbonate, (NH 4)2CO3. The reaction for the decomposition of ammonium carbonate(NH4)2CO3(s) ⇌ 2NH3(g) + CO2(g) + H2O(g)is endothermic. Would the smell of ammonia increase or decrease as the temperature is increased?

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Old-fashioned “smelling salts” consist of ammonium carbonate, (NH 4)2CO3. The reaction for the decomposition of ammonium carbonate

(NH4)2CO3(s) ⇌ 2NH3(g) + CO2(g) + H2O(g)

is endothermic. Would the smell of ammonia increase or decrease as the temperature is increased?