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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Consider the diagram below, which represents two steps in an overall reaction. The red spheres are oxygen, the blue ones nitrogen, and the green ones fluorine.Write the equation for the overall reacti

Problem

Consider the diagram below, which represents two steps in an overall reaction. The red spheres are oxygen, the blue ones nitrogen, and the green ones fluorine.
First reaction: NO2 plus F2 go to FNO2 plus F. Second reaction: NO2 plus F goes to FNO2.

Write the equation for the overall reaction.

Solution

We're asked to write the equation for the overall reaction based on the given diagram.


We know that:

  • red spheres are oxygen, O
  • blue spheres are nitrogen, N 
  • green ones are fluorine, F


To do so, we need to do these steps: 


Step 1.  Write the equation for each given reaction (two steps) based on the diagram

Step 2. Write the equation for the overall reaction by canceling out intermediates


Recall that intermediates are substances that are found on both sides of a chemical equation


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