We're asked to write the equation for the overall reaction based on the given diagram.
We know that:
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
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.
a) Write the chemical equation for each step in the reaction.
b) Write the equation for the overall reaction.
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